Stroke Risk Factors

High blood pressure is the number one cause of stroke. Do you know what your numbers are? Diabetes significantly increases the risk of stroke and people with AFib are 5 times more likely to have a stroke according to the American Heart Association. Talk to your doctor if you have these and/or other conditions like high cholesterol and carotid artery disease to ensure they are properly managed. Some risk factors for stroke can be controlled on your own. These include smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, and illegal drug and excessive alcohol use. 

Educational Links

Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agent
At Home After Stroke
Changes Caused by Stroke
Children and Stroke
Complications After Stroke
Diabetes Education
Driving After Stroke
Emotional Changes
Feeling Tired After Stroke
Hemorrhagic Stroke
High Blood Pressure
Ischemic Stroke
Let’s Learn About Stroke
Lifestyle Changes
Risk Factors for Stroke
Smoking Cessation
Stroke Diagnosis
Stroke Rehab
Warning Signs