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Risk Factors

Risk Factors

  • Certain habits or conditions increase your risk of having a stroke. These are called risk factors.
  • There are two types of risk factors

1.  Ones you can change
2.  Ones you cannot change

(1) Ones you can change yourself or with medical help


Blood Pressure


Diabetes


Smoking


Alcohol


Exercise


Obesity


Cholesterol

(2) Ones you cannot change


Age


Family History


Previous Stroke or TIA


Heart Disease


Ethnicity


 
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