What is a stroke risk?

Stroke Risk is an individual’s likelihood of experiencing their first stroke within the next 10 years, expressed as a percentage.

The risk score considers a subject’s biological sex at birth, age, BMI, systolic BP, and antihypertensive medication status as well as their smoking status and diabetes status when available.

Stroke can lead to temporary or permanent disability, including paralysis, speech problems, and memory loss. Some common risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and a history of heart disease.

Preventing stroke can involve making lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and controlling risk factors such as high blood pressure. Early recognition of the signs of stroke and prompt treatment can greatly improve outcomes and reduce the risk of serious complications.