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 Naeem Brey completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree in 2003 at the University of Cape Town. In 2010 he started he started specialising in Neurology at Tygerberg Hospital and graduated with his specialist exam in FCNeurol (Fellowship of the College of Neurology) in May 2013.

He has a particular interest in stroke as well autoimmune and demyelinating neurological illnesses. Read more about Dr Naeem Brey

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