Stroke Risk Factors

Do you know your stroke risk? Some factors are out of your control, like family history. But you can control some, including diet and physical activity. Now is the time to take charge of your health.
The changes you make now could impact what happens later.

Stroke Risk Factors You Can Control, Treat and Improve

Keep your stroke risks low with regular checkups and treatment for these conditions if you have them.

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Stroke Risk Factors That Are Not Within Your Control

You can't control some risk factors, but knowing that they exist may help motivate you to work harder on the ones you can change.

Additional Factors That May Be Linked to Higher Stroke Risks

Whether your risks are related to changeable factors or are primarily outside of your control, you can benefit your heart and your brain with healthy lifestyle choices.

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Gain Control

Know your blood pressure numbers. Help prevent stroke.

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TIA and Stroke: Medical Emergencies

When someone has shown symptoms of a stroke or a TIA (transient ischemic attack), they require immediate medical attention. A doctor will gather information and make a diagnosis and begin a course of treatment depending on the cause of the stroke.

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