Prevention: Risk Factors and Lifestyle

Risk Factors

  • Age Older Than 50
  • Race – African American’s Having the Highest Risk
  • Gender – Women
  • Family History
  • Prior Stroke or TIA
  • Risk Factor’s You Can Control:
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
    • Obesity
    • High Cholesterol

Stroke Prevention

Start by making steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

  • Go to your primary care doctor routinely for blood pressure and wellness checks
  • Do not smoke, and avoid second hand smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet: Mediterranean diet is recommended
  • Exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Take all medication prescribed as directed
  • Try to decrease stress in life
  • Take up hobbies that help you relax