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Risk Factors for TIA

Am I at risk for a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

TIA risk factors are divided into two groups: those you can change and those you can't. By taking steps to reduce the risk factors you can control, you can reduce the impact of the ones you can't.1

Risk factors you CAN influence:*

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Poor diet and lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Diabetes

*If you have any of these risk factors, it's important to work with your doctor to manage them.

Risk factors you CAN'T change:2

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Family or personal history of stroke/TIA

What can I do to help control my risk for TIA?

  • Get regular check-ups with your doctor to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Don't smoke (if you do, QUIT!)
  • If you drink alcohol, do so only in moderation
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit saturated fats and trans fats
  • Exercise regularly
  • Reduce stress
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