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Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.
Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke. This guide explains how exercise can improve your health, suggests some activities for you to try, and gives some organisations and resources that can help you find a form of exercise that suits you.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
How to organise a Know Your Blood Pressure event.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.
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.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
If you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood presure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.