Nov 08

Understanding risk factors for stroke

By MD for Seniors

Women are generally at a higher risk for developing a stroke.

Did you know that Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day?

Now’s the perfect time to understand exactly which factors increase and lower your risk of experiencing a stroke. A number of elements are hereditary and cannot be changed, but there are also certain lifestyle choices that determine the likelihood.

Uncontrollable risk factors

Age
While strokes can occur at any age, the American Stroke Association said your chances double for each decade after you turn 55.

Family history
If a close relative, such as your parent, grandparent or sibling, experienced a stroke in the past, your risk is greater.

Gender
Women are generally at higher risk for …read more

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