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What increases my risk for intracerebral hemorrhage?

The risk for intracerebral hemorrhage increases in individuals with long-term, or chronic, high blood pressure. Some people develop a buildup of an irregular protein in their brain as they age, which can also increase their risk. People with congenital blood vessel abnormalities, brain tumors, and bleeding disorders may also be at a higher risk, as are individuals who abuse drugs such as cocaine.

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