Risk Factors for a Stroke you can control

Several risk factors increase your chance of having a stroke. Here are the factors that you can control, treat and improve:


High Blood Pressure

The leading cause of stroke and the most significant controllable risk factor for stroke. Know your blood pressure and have it checked at least once a year.



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Significantly increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.


High cholesterol

Increases the risk of blocked arteries, a stroke can result.


Atrial fibrillation

This condition can cause blood clots that travel to the brain too. You should see a specialist and follow your treatment plan.


In addition, consider changing unhealthy behavior.

Be active and aware of your nutrition and exercise. Do not drink alcohol excessively and avoid carrying extra body weight.



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