In US, the 4th leading cause of death is a stroke and it is also the leading cause for long-term disability. So how a stroke happens? It is said that when a blood clot blocks an artery or the vessel breaks which interrupts the blood flow to the specific area in a brain, then a stroke will occur.
Because of stroke, the loss of productivity accounted for $18.8 billion. The stroke usually occurs to those over the age of 75 and it is more prevalent among African Americans.
But stroke can be prevented with healthy lifestyle changes like eating healthy, exercising, and seeking medical help at the right time. And one should stop smoking, as smoking doubles the chance of a stroke.