You can not control your family history, age, gender or ethnicity. But fortunately, you can control some factors that can increase your risk of stroke, such as obesity, diet, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
A stroke occurs when blood circulation to an area of your brain is interrupted. Without oxygen-rich blood supply, the brain cells begin to die. Unless restore blood supply, the affected parts of the brain die, resulting in disability and death.
Support stroke prevention efforts by educating yourself more about the risk factors you can control and those that you can not control.
Risk factors you can control
.Risk factors you can control
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Diseases - Atrial Fibrillation
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
What are your risks?
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For more information on stroke prevention, read our brochure Take control - Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.