Can stress and anxiety cause a stroke?

CVA - Cerebrovascular accident, Cerebrovascular accident (disorder), Stroke,cerebrovascular disorder, stroke, CVA (cerebral vascular accident), cerebrovascular accident,

A person’s emotional state is an important factor in the function and development of their daily activities.

Conditions that can effect a preson's life

Anxiety, depression and stress are conditions which compromise and affect a person’s daily life. They can become a cause for many conditions, usually by accumulating with other factors.

These conditions affect our general health negatively, but they cannot be named as main or lone causes of strokes. These conditions may cause a worsening of the disease.

Anxiety and depression are a serious problem that patients may face following recovery;

  • patients suffering from such a severe disease have a difficult time recovering without extensive support.

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 12 Jan 2018
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi