It is often not obvious why someone should have suffered a stroke. Even though many people believe it to be a factor, stress is not a cause of stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone.
Some people are at greater risk for reasons beyond their control such as age and family history. Also, statistics show that people from Asian and African communities are more likely to have a stroke. Some people are at a higher risk of stroke due to Other risk factors include:
high blood pressure
poor diet; diabetes
too much alcohol
All of these risks can be modified or changed through medication or lifestyle changes. Read Preventing a Stroke for information on how to reduce your risks of having a stroke or secondary stroke.