RISK FACTORS WHICH YOU CAN CONTROL
- High blood pressure — risk of stroke begins to increase at blood pressure readings higher than 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Your doctor will help you decide on a target blood pressure based on your age, whether you have diabetes and other factors.
- Cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
- High cholesterol — a total cholesterol level above 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).
- Being overweight or obese.
- Physical inactivity.
- Obstructive sleep apnea (a sleep disorder in which the oxygen level intermittently drops during the night).
- Cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart defects, heart infection or abnormal heart rhythm.
- Use of some birth control pills or hormone therapies that include estrogen.
- Heavy or binge drinking.
- Use of illicit drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines.
Risk factors you can't control
-History of stroke or TIA
WHAT IS YOUR RISK??????