You can do a lot to lower your risk of stroke. Here are some guidelines from the National Stroke Association (NSA).
Know your blood pressure
. Have it checked at least every year. If it is high, work with your doctor to keep it under control.
If you smoke, stop.
If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
If you have diabetes
, follow your doctor's advice carefully to control it.
in the activities you enjoy every day.
Enjoy a low-sodium (salt), low-fat diet.
Ask your doctor if you have circulation problems that may increase your risk for stroke.
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National Stroke Association
Updated October 2013