Stroke Prevention

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.
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.