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Stroke Prevention

  • For Young Women, What's Your Stroke Risk?
    Women who are obese or who have gained more than 44 pounds since they were 18 years old are about two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than lean women who have not gained a lot of weight.
  • Risk Factors for Stroke
    The most important controllable risk factor for stroke is controlling high blood pressure. Blood pressure of 140/90 or higher can damage the arteries that supply blood to the brain.
  • Stopping Blood Pressure Drugs Risks a Stroke
    Medication to control high blood pressure only works if you take it.