Stroke Risk and Prevention

Prevention starts with knowing your risk. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease. Almost 80% of premature stroke and heart disease can be  prevented through healthy behaviors. That means that habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke free, have a big impact on your health.

Lifestyle risk factors
Many risk factors are within your power to control. Click here to learn more.

Conditions that are risk factors
Click here to learn more about health conditions (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes) that can contribute to stroke.

Risk factors you cannot control
Other risk factors for stroke include sex, age, family history, and other personal circumstances. Click here to learn more