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Are you at Risk?

Know the risk factors of stroke

Factors you can't change:
  • Age
  • Heredity
  • Gender
  • Previous history of stroke or heart attack

Factors you can change or control:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Atria fibrillation (a type of irregular heart beat)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Poor diet
  • Overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • Drug abuse, especially stimulants
  • Oral contraceptives
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