If you have OCD, you may need to be more careful when it comes to other risk factors associated with stroke. They point out that previous research has shown an association between OCD and metabolic disorders that can elevate stroke risk. General Hospital Psychiatry Metabolic syndrome was assessed in 104 OCD patients and found that 36.5 percent had abdominal obesity, 42.3% had hypertension, 23.1 percent had high triglycerides, and 4.8 percent had hyperglycemia. while fasting
“Our results should encourage people with OCD to adopt a healthy lifestyle, such as quitting or not smoking. regular exercise and manage a healthy weight to avoid risk factors associated with stroke.” Ya Mei BaiMD, senior author for the 2021study and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Taipei Veterans Affairs Hospital and Yangming Jiaotung University College of Medicine in Taiwan, said in a statement.