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Risk Factors for Stroke

There is good news regarding stroke prevention. Many of the risk factors for stroke are preventable or controllable.

Studies show that a healthy lifestyle and diet along with preventive medical care where appropriate can significantly reduce the risk of suffering a stroke. By modifying certain behaviors and getting treatment for risky medical conditions, we can prevent or control many of the conditions that commonly lead to stroke.

According to current estimates, more than 80 percent of strokes could be eliminated if people recognize and reduce their risks!

Common Risk Factors for Stroke Include:

Manageable or Preventable Risk Factors:

Unalterable Risk Factors: