Around 800,000 people suffer from stroke every year. Though poor diet, lack of exercise, and high blood pressure are the primary risk factors for stroke, researchers have recently found that weather also plays a role.
This video discusses the relationship between weather and stroke in greater detail. When it’s cold out, the blood vessels constrict, making it more likely for a clot to develop. For every degree the temperature drops, an individual’s chance of suffering a stroke goes up roughly one percent. Still, medical professionals insist that maintaining good health is the best way to prevent stroke.
To learn more about your risk of stroke, schedule an appointment at Northside Hospital of St. Petersburg. Our doctors and nurses are always prepared to provide prompt stroke treatment. Call (888) 598-9586 if you have any questions.