Stroke Risk Factors
- Q Who is at risk of a brain stroke?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyStrokes strike out of the blue, without warning and can happen to anyone, even people who are healthy. But risk skyrockets in people who engage in unhealthy behaviors or turn their backs on strategies that deal with problems known to raise the... Full Answer
- Q How does chronic high blood pressure cause a stroke?
Chronic high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for hemorrhagic strokes. Over time, high blood pressure weakens the blood vessels and arteries, making them more likely to burst. Talk to your doctor if you think you may be at risk for stroke... Full Answer