Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors You Can Control:

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Smoking
  3. Diabetes
  4. Diet
  5. Physical Activity
  6. Obesity
  7. High Blood Cholesterol
  8. Carotid Artery Disease
  9. Peripheral Artery Disease
  10. Atrial Fibrillation
  11. Other Heart Disease
  12. Sickle Cell Disease

Stroke Risk Factors You Cannot Control:

  1. Age
  2. Family history
  3. Race
  4. Gender
  5. Prior stroke, TIA, heart attack can raise your risk

Additional Factors that May Be Linked to Higher Stroke Risks

  1. Geographic Location
  2. Socioeconomic factors
  3. Alcohol Abuse
  4. Drug abuse (cocaine, amphetamines, heroin)
  5. Sleep habits

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For more information, please go to: https://www.stroke.org/

Citation: American Stroke Association (2018). Retrieved from https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-risk-factors