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  3. Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors

Uncontrollable Stroke Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Heredity (family history)
  • Race
  • Sex (gender)
  • Prior stroke, TIA stroke or heart attack

Controllable Stroke Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure (most modifiable stroke risk factor)
  • Cigarette smoking or tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Carotid or other artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart), heart valve disease, and some types of congenital heart defects
  • Sickle cell disease (also called sickle cell anemia)
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Circulation Problems
  • Poor diet that is high in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol
  • Physical inactivity
  • Obesity

Less Documented Risk Factors for Strokes

  • Geographic location (US) in “stroke belt” states
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse

If your doctor has discussed the need for stroke recovery exercises to increase flexibility, energy, and leg strength, consider purchasing Theracycle to receive similar benefits that other Theracycle users have experienced while exercising during their stroke recovery.

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The above information is a compilation of several external sources such as Wikipedia and other stroke educational sources. Please consult your doctor or a stroke specialist for more detailed information about stroke risk factors.