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Had a stroke, high cholesterol, had rehab treatment, on aspirin, walks daily. Chances of stroke?

hi,i m 48 year old male,that recently had a stroke on left side,i have since been released from hospital and have rehab treatments to do in helping improve my lreft hand mainly,i m not overweight145lbs,i do not smoke nor did i have high blood pressure and just slihjtly elevated colesturol,i walk at least 1 mile a day and i m only taking aspiriin since being releast,two questions..what are my chances of having another stroke and how long am i expected to live
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Hello, Your case reflects that you are very cautious on your health status. I would congratulate you that this is a very good sign which most people don't have. This positive attitude will keep you healthy and you can enjoy a happy life. Coming to your query - stroke can only recur in case of increased blood pressure, increased blood cholesterol, stress. or any sudden trauma etc.... so keep all these under control and do not wait for the recurrence. A stroke patient can be rehabilitated and regain full functional abilities depending upon the extent of injury, duration of the injury and enrich environment. so stroke does not influence your life expectancy. Only it is up to you how you are leading a successful life. have a good health and enjoy your life to the fullest..
Answered: Tue, 22 May 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Ranjani R's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM.

Considering your age and last history, you might forecome a stroke again but giving the body what is requires to avoid the stroke is important. You body conditions seem fine and am not sure if there was any family history with stroke. However, you have to ensure you are having a healthy lifestyle. Continue walking and also ensure your diet consists very light foods and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Drink enough water. Include more fruits,vegetables in the diet. As we grow older, the calorie needs reduce. So try reducing your portion intake, and consume limited food. Avoid sweets, fatty foods, fried foods etc. You should undergo regular medical check ups to ensure everything is normal. Also carry a positive attitude that everything is fine and you are healthy,.

Good luck!!!!
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
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