Am I at risk of a stroke?

Assess your stroke risk. Some of the risk factors are controllable, others not. What is the impact of all these factors on your risk for a stroke?

Are you over 55 years old?

What is your racial descent?

Do you have diabetes?

Are you male or female?

Do have a family history of stroke?

Do you have sickle cell disease?

Have you previously suffered a stroke?

Have you had previous Transient Ischaemic Attacks?

Is your blood pressure consistently higher than 140/90 mm Hg?

Do you have atrial fibrillation, left ventricular hypertrophy or any other heart disease?

Have you undergone heart surgery?

Do you have high blood cholesterol levels or carotid artery disease?

Are you a smoker?

Are you overweight?

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Stroke Expert

Dr. Ashleigh Bhanjan is a specialist neurologist at the Life Entabeni hospital in Durban. Dr. Bhanjan completed his internship at Johannesburg General hospital and his community service at Ladysmith Provincial hospital before qualifying as a Fellow of the College of Neurologists of South Africa in 2008. Since 2009, he has been practicing at the Life Entabeni hospital as a specialist neurologist with a particular interest in stroke neurology.

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