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The following are more likely to notice the warning signs of a stroke.

  • People over age 55
  • People with family history of stroke
  • Overweight people
  • Those who smoke, drug addicts, alcohol addicts
  • Those who have had pre stroke
  • High levels of homocysteine
  • Those who use certain medications in excessive amount
  • Those who have undergone hormone replacement therapy
  • People with high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, etc.

It is believed that men are more susceptible to stroke than women, but if you check the above list of risk factors, you will notice that women are equally susceptible to stroke as men.