Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes doubles your risk of stroke.
This leaflet has information about how diabetes can increase your risk of stroke and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.
This Stroke Association guide helps you understand your own risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. Includes tips for stroke survivors, and great advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
Some medical problems can increase your risk of having a stroke. It’s important to have regular check-ups with your GP to make sure that you don’t have any of these conditions and to get the right treatment if you do.
This leaflet explains why what you eat affects your risk of stroke and suggests some simple ways you can make your diet healthier.
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, but if you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk than other people in the UK. This leaflet explains what you can do to reduce your risk.
If you are South Asian (someone of Bangladeshi, Indian, Sri Lankan or Pakistani origin) you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. This guide explains why and what you can do to reduce your risk.
Published in the medical journal, The Lancet, a new study suggests that, when combined, ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide. The study was co-funded by the Stroke Association.
Being overweight increases your risk of having an ischaemic stroke by 22%. If you’re obese your risk increases by 64%. So it’s very important to try and maintain a healthy weight.