Stroke

Risk Factors for Stroke

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The most important risk factor for stroke is high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high, you and your doctor need to work out an individual strategy to bring it down to the normal range. Ways to reduce blood pressure include maintaining a proper weight, avoiding drugs that raise blood pressure, cutting down on salt, eating fruits and vegetables to increase potassium in your diet, and exercising.