Are you at risk of stroke?

Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others. It’s important to know what the risk factors are and do what you can to reduce your risk.

Anyone can have a stroke

Many people think that strokes only happen to older people but stroke can strike anyone at any time. 

Whilst most people who have a stroke are older, younger people can have strokes too, including children. One in four strokes in the UK happen in people under the age of 65.

But some people are more at risk than others

However, there are factors that can increase your chances of having a stroke, so some people are more at risk than others.

It’s important to know what these factors are and do what you can to reduce your own risk

 

Published: February 2015. Next review: September 2015. Information Standard logo