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.