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  • Common risk factors for stroke
    • Your age
      • As we age, our arteries naturally get narrower and harder, which makes it more likely that we will have a stroke.
    • Medical Conditions
      • High blood pressure - the biggest risk factor
      • Diabetes
      • High cholesterol
    • Lifestyle choices
      • Smoking
      • Drinking too much alchohol
      • Eating unhealthy foods
      • Being overweight
    • Family history
      • If a close family member has had a stroke, your chance of having one is probably higher.
    • Your ethnicity
      • People who are black or from South Asian families have strokes more often than other people.


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