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What are the controllable risk factors of stroke?

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Up to half of all strokes are preventable. Many risk factors can be controlled before they cause problems.

Controllable risk factors Include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Being overweight
  • Existing carotid and/or coronary artery disease

From: Men and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

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