Risk factors increase your chance of having a stroke. There are two types of risk factors: those you cannot control and those you can.
The following risk factors are those you cannot control:
Eighty percent of strokes are preventable.
Learn what risk factors you can control, then take steps to lower your odds of stroke.
The following risk factors are those you can control:
Keep your total cholesterol to less than 200 mg/dL. (If you have high cholesterol, follow your doctor's treatment plan.)
Learn more about stroke risks.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, What You Need To Know About Stroke, neuro-ahc-14117; American Stroke Association
Allina Health's Patient Education Department
Signs and symptoms of stroke may last a short time and disappear. Don't delay in getting help. A stroke is a medical emergency.
If you have any of the following, call 911 right away: