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Causes of Stroke

List of causes of Stroke

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Stroke) that could possibly cause Stroke includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Stroke symptoms

Causes of Stroke (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Stroke that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Stroke Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Stroke:

Stroke Causes: Risk Factors

The following medical statistics relate to risk factors for Stroke:

  • Risk for stroke amongst diabetics is two to four times higher than those without diabetes in the US (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • more stats »

Stroke Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Stroke: More common in men...more »

Gender Profile of Stroke: More than 1 million women in the United States have had a stroke, and each year 90,000 women die... (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Heart Disease and Stroke in Women: NWHIC) ...more »

Stroke: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Stroke, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Stroke:

Stroke: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Stroke: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Stroke:

  • Ischemic stroke - from reduced blood flow to a brain area.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke - from bleeding in the brain.
  • Right hemisphere stroke - a right brain stroke affecting the left side of the body.
  • Left hemisphere stroke - a left brain stroke affecting the right side of the body.
  • Cerebellar stroke - a stroke occurring in the cerebellum
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Stroke: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Stroke as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Stroke as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Stroke. Our database lists the following as having Stroke as a complication of that condition:

Stroke as a symptom:

Conditions listing Stroke as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Stroke. Our database lists the following as having Stroke as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Stroke:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Stroke as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Stroke:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Stroke as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • TACE and cigarette interaction
  • Premarin and cigarette interaction
  • Cenestin and cigarette interaction
  • Prempro and cigarette interaction
  • Premphase and cigarette interaction
  • more interactions...»

What causes Stroke?

Article excerpts about the causes of Stroke:

Fact Sheet Heart Disease and Stroke in Women: NWHIC (Excerpt)

A stroke occurs when an artery bringing blood to the brain either becomes clogged or ruptures, and a part of the brain is deprived of the oxygen it needs. Without oxygen, nerve cells in the affected area of the brain are unable to function and then die within minutes. This results in loss of function in the part of the body controlled by these cells. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Heart Disease and Stroke in Women: NWHIC)

HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Lack of blood flow to the brain, from blood clots or broken blood vessels, causes a stroke. In some cases, bleeding in the brain can also cause a stroke. Without a good blood supply, brain cells cannot get enough oxygen and begin to die. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

Stroke Prevention and Treatment -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Most strokes are caused by a blood clot or narrowing of a blood vessel (artery) leading to the brain. Other strokes are caused by a hemorrhage (bleeding) from an artery. (Source: excerpt from Stroke Prevention and Treatment -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Medical news summaries relating to Stroke:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Stroke:

Cause statistics for Stroke:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Stroke:

  • 62% of stroke cases caused caused by high blood pressure worldwide (WHO World Health Report, 2002)
  • Diabetes was the associated cause of death in 8% of stroke deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 22% of deaths from diabetes also had stroke as an associated cause of death in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Cancer was an underlying cause in 1.4% of female deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Cancer was an underlying cause in 1.4% of male deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Coronary heart disease was an underlying cause in 3.6% of female deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Coronary Heart Disease was an underlying cause in 2.6% of male deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Endocrine disease was an underlying cause in 9.8% of female deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Endocrine disease was an underlying cause in 6.4% of male deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Respiratory disease was an underlying cause in 8.9% of female deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Respiratory disease was an underlying cause in 5.3% of male deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Stroke was an underlying cause in 63.6% of female deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Stroke was an underlying cause in 54.1% of male deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2.1% of diabetic adults attending specialist diabetes services had a stroke in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more statistics...»

Related information on causes of Stroke:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Stroke may be found in:

 

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