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Stroke Prevention Guidelines
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You can do a lot to lower your risk of stroke. Here are some guidelines from the National Stroke Association (NSA).

  1. Know your blood pressure. Have it checked at least every year. If it is high, work with your doctor to keep it under control.

  2. Find out if you have a type of heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation.

  3. If you smoke, stop.

  4. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.

  5. Find out if you have high cholesterol.

  6. If you have diabetes, follow your doctor's advice carefully to control it.

  7. Include exercise in the activities you enjoy every day.

  8. Enjoy a low-sodium (salt), low-fat diet.

  9. Ask your doctor if you have circulation problems that may increase your risk for stroke.

  10. If you have any stroke symptoms, see a doctor right away.

See also on this site: Stroke

See on other sites:

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stroke.html
See section on prevention/screening

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=PREVENT
Prevention


Updated October 2013
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