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High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for strokes. The following also increase your risk for stroke:
Certain medications make blood clots more likely, and therefore your chances for a stroke. Birth control pills can increase the chances of blood clots, especially in woman who smoke and who are older than 35.
During middle age, men have more strokes than women.The gender ratio reverses for people 85 and older. Women, then, have a greater lifetime risk of stroke.
The following can increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (stroke caused by bleeding in the brain):
To help prevent a stroke:
The faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the better the chances of recovery.
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