Stroke Risk Factors

Several factors increase your stroke risk.

The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of having a stroke, as well as a heart attack. You can't control some factors, but you can modify, treat or control others to lower your risk.

What stroke risk factors can I control?
You can change many conditions through diet and exercise. Others may need medication. Your best defense is knowledge. Talk to your doctor to find out if you have any of these health risks. More information

What are risk factors I can't change?
Some stroke risk factors can be changed or treated. Others can't. More information

Stroke risk for women
Women face a higher risk of stroke. New guidelines offer ways to lower your risk. More information

Personal Risk Assessment Form
You don't have to be a statistic! Be aware of your risk factors. Take this quiz, then work with your doctor to reduce, control or prevent as many stroke risk factors as you can. More information

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