There are a number of common risk factors that could increase your chance of having a stroke. Here is a quick list of potential risk factors that you should look for:

  1. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  2. Uncontrolled diabetes
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol level
  5. Smoking
  6. Previous transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  7. Heart disease
  8. Carotid artery disease (the artery that carries blood to your brain)