Shingles Could Increase Your Risk of Stroke


By Molly Clifton

British researchers say people who had shingles before the age of 40 are 74 percent more likely to suffer a stroke later life.

Patients over 40 carry a 15 percent higher risk.

It’s not clear why.

Shingles is a painful rash that is triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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