5 Ways to Prevent Stroke

5 ways to prevent stroke Lifestyle is important in the prevention of stroke. It's important to know what can put you at risk for stroke. You can immediately recognize the symptoms if you are having a stroke, but much can be done to prevent stroke. Consider some of the following things to reduce your chances of stroke:
Stop smoking. Compared with nonsmokers, smokers on average have twice the risk of ischemic stroke.

Avoid the use of hormones as much as possible (especially women). Hormone replacement therapy with estrogen, which is used to relieve symptoms of menopause, can significantly increase a woman's risk of stroke.


Eat vegetables. One reason is that the intake of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 is associated with low blood levels of homocysteine​​. Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 can also be found in grains and cereals.

Take aspirin, if your doctor recommends it. Low-dose aspirin regularly prescribed to prevent a second heart attack, stroke, or "mini-stroke" and was also given to high-risk patients who have such a history of cardiovascular disease.

Maintaining and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol. Making lifestyle changes, including eating a diet low in sodium and saturated fat, regular exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and stay slim, can help you lower your risk of stroke.

Reference: www.usnews.com/health/family-health/heart/articles/2009/05/12/stroke-prevention-5-ways-to-prevent-a-brain-attack.html