Caregiver helps prevent stroke likely-hood

Anyone can have a stroke, but certain factors place you at a higher risk.

Some factors cannot be changed, while others are linked to lifestyle factors that you can control.

Inherent Risk Factors

  • Risk of stroke increases as we age.
  • Men are more likely to have strokes than women, but more women die from strokes.
  • If your parent, grandparent or sibling had a stroke, you are more likely to have one.
  • African-Americans have a greater risk of stroke than Caucasians because of an increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
  • If you had a stroke before, you are at greater risk to have another.

Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Steps you can take to help prevent a stroke include:

  • Control diabetes
  • Control blood pressure
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Lower LDL cholesterol
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking

Make an appointment with one of our neurology specialists today.

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