Who’s at risk for a stroke?
Updated On: May 22 2013 08:46:23 AM CDT
Both lifestyle and genetics can contribute to a person’s risk for a stroke.
Some of these risk factors are treatable, according to the Mayo Clinic:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Overweight or obese
- Not exercising
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heavy drinking
- Use of illicit drugs
- Use of some birth control pills or hormone therapies
Other risk factors:
- Family history
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