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High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for strokes. The following also increase risk for stroke:
Certain medications, including birth control pills, make blood clots more likely, and therefore can increase chances for a stroke.
The following can increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (stroke caused by bleeding in the brain):
While the risk of stroke increases with age, a stroke can occur at any age, and nearly a quarter of strokes occur in people under the age of 65. Stroke is also not just a "man's disease." Although most women are more worried about getting breast cancer than they are about a stroke, twice as many women die of stroke than of breast cancer every year. During middle age, men are more likely to have a stroke than women, but the gender ratio reverses for people 85 and older, when women are more likely to experience a stroke.
The faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the better the chances of recovery.
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