A stroke is a blockage of blood flow to an area of your brain. Deprived of oxygen, your brain cells in the area begin to die, and that means you begin to lose abilities – limb control, sight, speech, or even memory. A mini-stroke may only raise minor issues, such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg; while a major stroke can cause permanent damage or death. According to the World Health Organisation, strokes claim 6.3 million lives every year and that’s tragic, as a large percentage of strokes are preventable. Read on to learn how to reduce your stroke risk factors.
14 stroke risk factors you can control (and three you can’t)
A stroke can happen to anyone at any time. That’s why you need to understand which stroke risk factors you can improve – and the ones you can’t.
Your brain is starving for blood