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.

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

Age

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


Gender  

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. 

Related: How Screening Saved My Life

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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