A stroke is generally caused by a disruption of the blood supply to the brain part. Though it can happen to anyone, still some people are at high risk due to family history and age factors. Other risk factors due to which people can experience stroke include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and being overweight. Ischemic stroke or blocked archery and hemorrhagic stroke that refer to bursting or leaking of a blood vessel are the major causes of stroke. Some of the factors related to hemorrhagic stroke include trauma like a car accident, uncontrolled blood pressure, protein deposits in walls of blood vessels that lead to weakness in the vessel wall.