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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are risk factors associated with having a stroke?

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    Are age, diet, gender, exercise chances of having a stroke?
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  • Dr Nicholas Bradfield

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychologist

    Dr Bradfield is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in private practice and in the public health system in Melbourne, Australia. He has clinical experience conducting neuropsychological … View Profile

    There are a number of risk factors for having a stroke.  These include:

    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Obesity
    • History of previous stroke
    • Age
    • Smoking
    • Diabetes
    • History of heart disease such as atrial fibrillation

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