How to reduce your risk of a stroke

Resource type: Information guide

Publication type: Stroke information

March 2017
Resource type

A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, so it's vital to understand your own risk of a stroke.

This guide gives clear and simple information about what can cause a stroke, and some of the active steps you can take to reduce your risk.

You may be at higher risk due to being overweight, having high blood pressure or another health condition, or you may have a family history of stroke. This guide explains what you can do if you have any stroke risk factors. 

Packed with information and practical tips on topics like quitting smoking, getting active and eating healthily. 

If you have had a stroke or TIA (mini-stroke) this guide can help you understand the health conditions linked to stroke, as well as ideas for diet and healthy lifestyle choices that everyone can try.

Accessible formats

Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.

Large print: you can download a large print Word document at the end of this page.

Braille: to request a braille copy email info@stroke.org.uk

Information in other languages

If you need this guide in another language, please email translations@stroke.org.uk.

Audio guide

Document date

Next review due
March 2019

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