Stroke is among the leading causes of death in the U.S., responsible for the deaths of 130,000 Americans every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although a stroke can cause lasting damage to one’s health, the good news is that many of the risk factors are avoidable by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are five of the most common causes of stroke and how to avoid them.
1. High blood pressure
Many people who have high blood pressure don’t know they have the condition, as it often doesn’t come with any symptoms. Blood pressure levels become high …read more