Risk Factors for Stroke
Are You At Risk for Stroke?
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There are a number of conditions that may raise the risk of having a stroke or TIA, and are collectively known as risk factors.
The more risk factors one has, the greater the chances of having a stroke. Some risk factors may be controlled, while others cannot.
Some major risk factors for stroke are:
There are a number of lifestyle risk factors that an individual can control, including:
Adopting a healthy lifestyle may help reduce risk of stroke.
Risk Factors for Women
In addition to the traditional stroke risk factors a woman may have, there are also unique risk factors for women, including:
Women may experience stroke differently than men, and it is important to recognize the unique symptoms of stroke in women.
You can contact the Northwestern Stroke Center at 312-926-5188 or by the external transfer line at 312-926-3321.