Avoid These Common Stroke Risk Factors

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and is a rapidly growing health threat for middle-aged women in particular. The most common type of stroke is called “ischemic stroke,” which results from an obstruction in a blood vessel supplying blood to your brain. A number of factors are likely behind the surprising rise in strokes in women, including: Increasing rates of obesity (women’s waists have grown by nearly two inches in the last 10 years) Vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sun exposure. Sun avoidance also increases your risk of vitamin D sulfate deficiency, which may be an underlying cause of arterial plaque buildup (a risk factor for stroke) Rising prevalence of high blood sugar level

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