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What is the best way to prevent getting a stroke ?

what is the best way to prevent getting a stroke ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Up to 80% of strokes are preventable; you can prevent a stroke!

1)High blood pressure is a major stroke risk factor if left untreated. Have blood pressure checked yearly by a doctor or at health fairs, a local pharmacy or supermarket or with an automatic blood pressure machine
2)Smoking doubles the risk of stroke. It damages blood vessel walls, speeds up artery clogging, raises blood pressure and makes the heart work harder.Stop smoking
3)Alcohol use has been linked to stroke in many studies. Most doctors recommend not drinking or drinking only in moderation - no more than two drinks each day
4)Cholesterol is a fatty substance in blood that is made by the body. It also comes in food. High cholesterol levels can clog arteries and cause a stroke. See a doctor if your total cholesterol level is more than 200 so check your cholesterol .
5)Control diabetes
6)Excess weight strains the circulatory system. Exercise five times a week. Maintain a diet low in calories, salt, saturated and trans fats and cholesterol. Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Dr Sandhya Manorenj

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Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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I'm not sure if there is a "best way" to prevent strokes, but you can take certain measure to help prevent them. The best one recommended by a lot of physician is to take a baby aspirin a day or every other day. 81mg to be exact. The down fall to this form of prevention is that if you sustain a hemorrhagic stroke, it will tougher to recover given the amount of neurological damage. Diet and exercise has always proven to be the best form of disease prevention with the addition of annual physical check ups.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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