Amazines Free Article Archive - Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133332)
 Advice (161024)
 Affiliate Programs (34736)
 Art and Culture (73706)
 Automotive (145686)
 Blogs (75077)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17219)
 Buddhism (4125)
 Business (1328759)
 Business News (426329)
 Business Opportunities (366276)
 Camping (10962)
 Career (72740)
 Christianity (15846)
 Collecting (11637)
 Communication (115053)
 Computers (241957)
 Construction (39000)
 Consumer (49681)
 Cooking (17062)
 Copywriting (6568)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7539)
 Current Affairs (20394)
 Dating (45784)
 EBooks (19687)
 E-Commerce (48206)
 Education (185274)
 Electronics (83503)
 Email (6395)
 Entertainment (159848)
 Environment (28940)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5447)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110907)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196392)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310309)
 Fitness (106250)
 Food & Beverages (62881)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30230)
 Gardening (25116)
 Government (10515)
 Health (629708)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44048)
 Home Business (91562)
 Home Improvement (251378)
 Home Repair (46150)
 Humor (4826)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45138)
 Interior Design (29564)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190991)
 Internet Marketing (146349)
 Investment (22827)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80541)
 Link Popularity (4593)
 Manufacturing (20842)
 Marketing (98796)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27006)
 New to the Internet (9480)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129617)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38078)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12676)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126634)
 Recreation & Leisure (95301)
 Relationships (87564)
 Research (16160)
 Sales (80325)
 Science & Technology (110228)
 Search Engines (23466)
 Self Improvement (153103)
 Seniors (6233)
 Sexuality (35943)
 Small Business (49288)
 Software (82996)
 Spiritual (23468)
 Sports (116095)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34068)
 Travel & Tourism (307567)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11730)
 Website Design (56833)
 Website Promotion (36575)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35777)
Author Spotlight

My Name is Anish Sah, I am an Internet Marketing and SEO Expert, Social Media Guru and young Entrepr...more

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more

Digital marketing professional with 8 years of experience. A good listner, Stratgist and fun loving ...more

Delores Keeper has been playing chess for over 50 years. Some tournaments, some teams (when she was ...more

Financial analyst and author writing on economy and business. ...more

Stroke: Causes and Risk Factors by Jake Williams

Article Author Biography
Stroke: Causes and Risk Factors by
Article Posted: 10/26/2013
Article Views: 190
Articles Written: 28
Word Count: 560
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Stroke: Causes and Risk Factors

Stroke happens when the brain tissues cannot get adequate nutrition and oxygen. Both are extremely essential for brain to carry out its normal functions. When arteries in brain get clogged, oxygen and glucose supply to brain is altered. If this cut-off is for brief period, the brain can recover from damage. However, if oxygen deprivation lasts longer than 3 to 4 minutes, brain cells begin to die. It leads to irreversible damage.

In some cases, some parts get too affected to carry out their normal functions. But usually, these functions are taken by other parts. In some instances, bleeding from weakened artery can also cause damage to brain tissues.


Ischemic: About 80% of strokes belong to this category. They occur on account of formation of a clot in blood vessel.

Hemorrhagic: - Weakened blood vessels is the main reason of occurrence of this condition. When these vessels rupture, uncontrolled bleeding can cause damage to other brain tissues. It is a severe condition as damage caused may be irreversible in nature.

Risk Factors:-

Controllable risk factors:

1.High blood pressure (hypertension): High blood pressure, of 140/90 or greater, is very common risk factor in most of the individuals. Arteries may get weakened as a result of forceful flow of blood.

2.Atherosclerosis: - It is also a leading cause of heart attacks where fatty plaques get build up in the arteries causing their congestion. As a result of blocked vessels, blood supply to brain is thwarted. High cholesterol is the chief reason of Atherosclerosis.

3.Heart disease: - Heart diseases like Coronary heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure, can increase the risk of stroke substantially than other people who do not have cardiac troubles.

4.Smoking and tobacco use:-Smoking reduces oxygen levels in the blood. In the absence of oxygen, blood clots can form more rapidly. Smokers have twice the risk of developing Atherosclerosis and stroke than non-smokers. According to some researchers, excessive alcohol consumption is also a contributing factor.

5.Atrial fibrillation (AFib): -This disorder is characterized by irregular heartbeat and makes a person five times more susceptible to this disease. Blood clots get formed in the heart and may travel to the brain leading to sudden attack.

6.Chronic diseases:-Persons having diabetes and hypertension are also more prone to this disorder. Sedentary lifestyle and obesity increases the risk of these chronic diseases.

7.Sickle cell anemia is also a chief cause of stroke in some cases.

8.Drugs: Certain medications like anticoagulants, birth control pills or patches can increase the risk if an individual is already exposure to other risk factors.

Uncontrollable risk factors:

1.Age above 55 years is related to twice the susceptibility to stroke.

2.Gender: men are more susceptible to this condition but death toll is higher in women.

3.Race: African-Americans are more prone to this disorder.

4.Family history or previous history of stroke and heart attack

5.Transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini stroke. It is precursor or warning sign of this disease.

6.Patent foramen ovale or hole in the heart

7.Artery malformations or abnormalities like aneurysm.

Jack Williams is a Health Content Writer For, adviser by profession. He is completed his post graduation in Bio-tech. And he is working with this new pharmacy medicine like Abortion Pills Online and Silagra, in the internet market there many topics he has written for this and he got the good experience.

Related Articles - Brain Stroke, Heart Disease, Smoking, Tobacco, Hypertension,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.


Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
Please enter the code in the image:

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance


Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more

An experienced, resourceful and highly motivated IT professional, with a proven record of success in...more

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more

Steve Burgess is a freelance technology writer, a practicing computer forensics specialist as the pr...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license