How Does Hypertension Raise Hemorrhagic Stroke?

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How does high blood pressure raise hemorrhagic stroke? What is the connection between them?

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If you’ve ever had a stroke, it is very likely that you have hypertension. Hypertension causes more than half of strokes. Experts said that 80% of hypertension can be prevented while the best way is to control high blood pressure. The normal blood pressure is under 120/80 mmHg.

High blood pressure puts your artery under constant high pressure, thus increasing the possibility of blood vessel rupture. Too much blood forces damages artery walls and makes them weaker. There are two main types of strokes. High blood pressure can lead to both of them. Strokes can be caused by blocked blood vessels (clots-based stroke) and bleeding in or around the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Hemorrhagic strokes are very dangerous. They more serious and deadlier than clots-based stroke.

Q:

What should I do to reduce the chance of having stroke?

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Cutting down your high blood pressure is very helpful to reduce the risk of having stroke. DASH diet is a good choice. Lifestyle changes include:

  • Eat less salt, sugar, and saturated fat
  • Stop smoking: tobacco smoking is the main cause
  • Limit alcohol
  • Exercise regularly
  • Manage your stress properly

 

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