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Can you prevent strokes?

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About half of all strokes are caused by factors have you may have control over, including:

Risk factors that you can’t control include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Being overweight
  • Existing carotid and/or coronary artery disease
  • Being 65 or older
  • Being male
  • Being African American
  • Having a family history of stroke

From: Heart Disease and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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