A stroke is a form of brain damage that can lead to long-term disability and death. Many of the risk factors for stroke are very common, including:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Sleep Apnea
Many strokes are preventable. Here are some tips that may help reduce your risk of stroke:
- Get screened for high blood pressure at least every 2 years, especially if you have a family history of high blood pressure.
- Have your cholesterol checked
- If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease, follow your doctor's treatment recommendations.
- Follow a healthy diet.
- Quit smoking.
- Exercise regularly
- If you drink alcohol, limit your consumption to no more than 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day.