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Risk Factors

What you can & can't control

Some risk factors you can't do anything about. But others you can treat, manage or control with the help of your healthcare provider. Those you can’t change, like your Family History, are still important when assessing your risk for Heart Disease and Stroke.

Additional tools and resources for healthcare professionals can be found here.

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Risk factors that can be managed

You can control or treat these risk factors
with lifestyle changes and your healthcare
provider's help:

  • | High blood pressure
  • | Smoking
  • | High blood cholesterol
  • | Lack of regular activity
  • | Obesity or overweight
  • | Diabetes
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Risk factors you can't control

You can't change these risk factors: