Risk factors for a stroke you can control

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Several risk factors increase your chance of having a stroke. Recently we summarised those you cannot control. But there are others you can control, treat and improve!


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.


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