Your Power to Prevent a Stroke
To reduce risk factors for stroke, make control your goal. Here’s how to take charge:
Manage It. Your doctor can treat your atrial fibrillation and may prescribe medication to help prevent the formation of clots. If you are over 50, you and your doctor should make a decision about aspirin therapy. Learn about treating atrial fibrillation.
Control It. Managing your blood sugar can decrease your risk for stroke. Learn about diabetes.
High Blood Pressure
Treat It. Eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise to reduce blood pressure. Discuss medications with your physician.
Quit. Medical help is available to quit.
Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
Seek Help. TIA’s are “mini-strokes” which last less than 24 hours. Treatment can help prevent more TIA’s or a larger stroke.