Teen reportedly dies from stroke after his girlfriend gives him a hickey

Teen Reportedly Dies From Stroke After His Girlfriend Gives Him A Hickey

For many who have ended up with a hickey, the biggest concern is how to conceal it while it fades. It appears the after-effects can be significantly more serious.

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Recently, 17-year-old Julio Macias Gonzalez of Mexico City suffered a fatal stroke while sitting with his family at dinner, reports News.com.au.

Doctors say the stroke may have been triggered by a hickey his girlfriend gave him earlier that day, as the suction could have caused the clot, which ultimately reached his brain, to develop.

The hickey and stroke connection is not without precedent.

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Stroke risk factors and stroke symptoms

Strokes are more common among the elderly, with the chance of stroke nearly doubling each decade after the age of 55. 

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Stroke risk is greater in those whose immediate family members have had a stroke, and a stroke can be a symptom of various hereditary disorders.

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The risk of death from stroke is higher in African-Americans as they also have higher risks of complications like high blood pressure and diabetes. 

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Women are also more likely to die of a stroke, possibly due to factors such as birth control usage and pregnancy complications.

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Strokes are more likely in people who have already suffered a stroke or a heart attack. 

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Southeastern states are also called the "stroke belt" states, as strokes are more common in this area. 

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Alcohol abuse can lead to many problems, including strokes. 

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Speech difficulties are a major symptom of someone who has had or is having a stroke.

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Possibly the most noticeable sign of stroke is the drooping of one side of the face, or face numbness.

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Weakness on one side of the body is another symptom of a stroke. 

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In 2011, a woman in New Zealand suffered temporary partial paralysis due to a clot that had formed under similar conditions, notesThe Independent.

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