Stroke Risk Prevention

It is estimated that around 80% of all strokes are preventable.

There are many risk factors  which include :

  • High blood pressure
  • Cigarette smoking
  • A heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation
  • Physical Inactivity

Of these factors – unmanaged high blood pressure is responsible for around half of all strokes – so it is important to see you doctor to ensure your blood pressure is within normal range.  Stopping smoking and increasing physical activity will also help with  managing your blood pressure  so are important in reducing stroke risk. Regular medical checks and blood pressure monitoring are also important in reducing stroke risk.