The following are the most common risk factors for stroke:

Age: Stroke is more common as people age.

Race: Stroke is more common in white than in black Americans. However, the risk for any given person is the same.

Family history: Having a family history of stroke increases your risk of developing the condition.

Diabetes: People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing stroke. This is because diabetes can damage blood vessels in the brain.

Smoking: Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of developing stroke.

The different types of strokes?

  • There are many types of strokes, but they all share some common risk factors.
    Here are the top five:
    Stroke is caused by blood clots in the veins. This is the most common type of stroke, and it’s especially dangerous because it can cause paralysis from the neck down.
    Stroke is caused by a bleed in the brain or skull. This can be a result of a collision or other accident, or from an untreated condition like a stroke caused by a blood clot.
    Stroke is caused by a rupture (damage) in an artery that carries blood to the brain. This is the most serious type of stroke, and it can be fatal within minutes if not treated quickly.
    Stroke is caused by a blockage (clot) in one of the large arteries that carry blood away from the brain. This is less common than the other types of strokes, but it’s also potentially deadly if not treated quickly.
    Stroke is caused by a burst (disruption) in an artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This type of stroke is rare but can lead to serious