Risk factors for a stroke you can control
These are the following:
- High blood pressure: Is 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.
- Smoking: Quit now!
- Diabetes: 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.