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A stroke can have many causes, but 90% of events are attributed to a few specific issues. People with high blood pressure are twice as likely as people with regular blood pressure to experience a stroke. Others factors, such as alcohol and drug consumption, can also influence the risk of stroke.

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1. High Blood Pressure

In addition to regular high blood pressure or hypertension being a prominent cause of stroke, the issue often precedes or follows events with other causes, as well. High blood pressure can damage the arteries, which increases the likelihood of clogging. The weakening of arteries in the brain increases the chance of stroke. High blood pressure also increases the risk of having from a heart attack. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help reduce blood pressure.

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