Stroke Risk Factors that are Not Within Your Control

Unfortunately, there are stroke risk factors that are a given. Read on to learn what these are.


Some stroke risk factors are simply not within our control. These include: 


Stroke affects people of all ages. The risk of having a stroke approximately doubles every 10 years after age 55. 


Men have a higher risk of stroke than women. The risk of stroke increases in women after menopause. 

Hereditary Factors

There are some genetic causes of stroke. 

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Previous Stroke, Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) or Heart Attack

If you have previously had a stroke, TIA or heart attack, you are at greater risk than someone who has not had a stroke in the past.  

Controlling and Reducing Stroke Risk

For more on stroke, go to StrokeHub


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