Up-to-date Risk Factors of Stroke Studied

Anyone can suffer from stroke. Suffering from stroke is one of the top cause of long-term disability once brain tissue has died, the body parts controlled by that area won’t work properly. Although many risk factors for stroke are out of our control, studies are still keeping track all possible risks. Prevention never enough for any health problems.

Studies constantly unveils a list of unexpected risk factors for stroke, from behaviors, diets to kinds of disease. Have a look at together!Behavior and diet factors

Sleeping Soon After Dinner

Researchers said that and recommended people wait at least an hour or more after eating to lower Stroke Risk.

Sex, coffee

Drinking coffee raises aneurysm rupture risk (causing stroke) by 10.6 percent and sexual intercourse increases the risk by 4.3 percent, according to the study.

Low-salt diet

Not enough or too much salt in diet can raise the risk of both stroke and heart attack.

Medical Factors

Even slightly high blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, certainly, is among the most important risk factors for stroke. However, now a new study has found that middle-aged people with blood pressure that’s only slightly above normal, are 68% more likely to have a stroke than those with normal blood pressure.

Heart disease, Obesity or Depression

These cases and stroke occur at a high prevalence and incidence among the general population.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Adults who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk of having a stroke, particularly in the first 3 months after injury, a population-based study from Taiwan indicates.


Statins known as a cholesterol-lowering drugs are not recommended injected to people who have had a type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, said U.S. researchers.

Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs

A new study finds that cancer patients treated with bisphosphonate drugs such as Aredia or Zometa to reduce or delay bone complications from cancer may be at higher risk for the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation and for a related event, stroke.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, apart from being unsightly and uncomfortable, might significantly increase a person’s risk of stroke. Remember protecting your oral health is a bottom line in this case.

Short-acting nifedipine

Elderly patients receiving the short-acting antihypertensive drug nifedipine are at increased risk for stroke, Korean researchers report. A new study has found older people who take some commonly used anti-inflammatory drugs face an increased risk of stroke.

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