Stroke Risk Factors

There are many risk factors that increase your risk of stroke, and it is important to share these with your doctor so you can learn the best ways to prevent stroke. Some stroke risk factors, such as family history, cannot be changed, but there are many lifestyle changes that can significantly decrease your risk for stroke.

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Family history of stroke
  • Obesity
  • Previous Strokes / Transient Ischemic Attacks
  • Atrial Fibrillation / Atrial Flutter
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease

Knowing what your risk factors are can help to prevent strokes.