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  Stroke Prevention - Who is at risk?  

Understanding the Risks

Are you at risk of a stroke?

Here are the factors that increase the risk of stroke. :
‧Arrhythmia: for example, patients with atrial fibrillation
‧High blood Pressure
‧Diabetes Mellitus
‧Heart Diseases
‧High Blood Cholesterol
‧Prior Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
‧Prior Strokes

If you have had stroke or minor stroke symptoms before, then the likelihood of a recurrence will largely increase. The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is 15 times that of a person who has not. The chance of having a stroke also increases with age. Thus, it is critical to follow the doctor's instructions about medication dosages and maintain a healthy lifestyle.