Am I at risk for a stroke?
A stroke occurs when the arteries to the brain become blocked or rupture, cutting off the blood supply to the brain and causing brain tissue to die. Strokes are the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability in the U.S. Are you at risk for a stroke? Everyone has some risk of having a stroke. Some stroke risk factors are beyond your control, while others are preventable or can be controlled. Take this quick assessment to learn more about the risk factors for stroke, and help you determine if there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of stroke.