Archive - May 28, 2014

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Uncontrollable Risk Factors
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Controllable Risk Factors – Carotid Artery Disease

Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Age : A stroke can happen to anyone, but risk of stroke increases with age. After the age of 55, stroke risk doubles for every decade a person is alive. Gender: Women suffer more strokes each year than men, mainly because women live longer than men and stroke occurs more often at older ages.  Annually,…

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Controllable Risk Factors – Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease (also called carotid artery stenosis) is the narrowing of the carotid arteries, the two main blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Age, unhealthy lifestyle and not effectively managing stroke risk factors such as high cholesterol can lead to carotid artery disease. Plaque, often caused by cholesterol deposits,…

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