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Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
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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.
Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.
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Information about atrial fibrillation for healthcare and other professionals.