Are you at risk of a stroke?

Here are the factors that increase the risk of stroke:

  • Arrhythmia: for example, patients with atrial fibrillation
  • High blood Pressure
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart Diseases
  • Smoking
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Alcoholism
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Prior Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
  • Prior Strokes

If you have had stroke or minor stroke symptoms before, then the likelihood of a recurrence will largely increase. The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is 15 times that of a person who has not. The chance of having a stroke also increases with age. Thus, it is critical to follow the doctor’s instructions about medication dosages and maintain a healthy lifestyle.