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Stroke Triggers: 8 Big Things You Might Not Know

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Simple things you do everyday could be the trigger that leads to a stroke.

New research shows when people with aneurysms, or weak spots in blood vessels in their brains, are under stress, those spots are more likely to rip open.

According to the study, there are eight things could be big triggers.

Drinking Coffee is the worst, increasing a risk of aneurysm rupture by 10 percent. It’s followed by exercise, nose-blowing and even having sex. Other triggers include being startled, getting angry, drinking soda and straining on the toilet.

The problem with those activities is that they can cause sudden increases in blood pressure.

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