10 Causes of Stroke

By albert
Aug 20, 2019
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Cause #2: Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar levels are higher than normal. This occurs due to either a lack of insulin or reduced insulin sensitivity by the cells of the body. Insulin is the chemical substance, a hormone that instructs cells to take in blood glucose for use in the generation of energy for various functions.

One of the complications of diabetes is the development of high blood pressure due to the effects that diabetes has on blood vessels, leading to their narrowing. Additionally, the affected blood vessels are usually constrained such that they can’t stretch enough to accommodate the pressure changes as effectively as the more elastic healthy blood vessels. This increases the tendency to rupture under elevated blood pressure.


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