Stroke is very dangerous; however, you can help prevent a stroke if you control risk factors and treat other medical conditions that can lead to a stroke.
The stroke risk factors
You should communicate with your doctor to help you know your risk. These are some of the common risk factors of stroke survivors:
- Having atrial fibrillation.
- Being overweight.
- Having high cholesterol.
- Having diabetes.
- Having high blood pressure.
- Over-consuming alcohol.
- Not exercise on a regular basis.
Treat any health problems
Not all health problems have led to a stroke, but the following issues should be given priority treatment immediately:
- Control blood pressure and high cholesterol index by working with your doctor.
- Control blood sugar index. Keep your blood sugar levels within a target range by avoiding foods that contain a lot of starch.
- Take your medicine exactly as prescribed. Call your doctor immediately if you think you are having a problem with your medicine.
Follow your healthy lifestyle
- Stop smoking and prevent second-hand smoking.
- Limit the amount of alcohol.
- Keep your healthy weight.
- Do exercises that increased flexibility for body.
- Use more fish instead of meat.
- Eat more fruits, vegetables and high-fiber foods.
- Limit the intake of caffeine, animal fats, sugars and processed foods
It is never too late to change your lifestyle and prevent the sickness, even it had happened to you. Moreover, by the above prevention, can not only reduce the risk of stroke, but also avoid a heart attack as well as other health problems. Discuss with your doctor or another patient like you to find out your best exercise, diet or lifestyle.
If you or your family members has already had a stroke, you should always care about the symptoms of another stroke. Immediate medical attention and treatment may help prevent or reduce permanent brain damage. If signs of a stroke develop suddenly, call or other emergency services immediately.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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