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A stroke can have many causes, but about ten different factors cause over 90% of all strokes. Out of these, having high blood pressure can put you at the highest risk of stroke. In fact, people with high blood pressure are twice as likely to experience a stroke. Others factors, such as consumption of alcohol and drugs, may also influence your chances of having a stroke.

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1. High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of stroke. In fact, most people who experience a stroke also experience high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. High blood pressure can damage the arteries throughout the body, which increases the likelihood of clogging. When the arteries in the brain become weakened, you are more likely to experience a stroke. That's why managing your blood pressure is key to reducing your chances of having a stroke. Besides causing stroke, high blood pressure also increases your chances of having from a heart attack. A healthy diet coupled with exercise is essential in reducing blood pressure.

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