2. An Increased Stroke Risk
Strokes are common, and not just in the elderly: An increasing number of younger people are dying from strokes, in part due to lifestyle factors and in part to other conditions that might have increased their likelihood of having a stroke without them being aware of it.
For the majority of strokes, there were warning signs before the actual strokes: Sometimes these warning signs can show up months beforehand, but other times some warning signs only show themselves a few hours or minutes before a medical emergency.
Always pay attention to any signs that might point to a heart attack or stroke. Symptoms of an impending stroke include a feeling of numbness, a headache that doesn’t respond to treatment and often spikes or falls in blood pressure.
Often, bloodshot eyes can be a potential precursor that requires immediate emergency room treatment and there might not be any other symptoms accompanying it that could have tipped you off.