How to reduce risk of stroke
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 02:23:42 PM CDT
While suffering from a stroke can potentially have devastating effects, there are steps a person can take to reduce their risk.
While living an overall healthy lifestyle is the biggest recommendation to preventing a stroke, the Mayo Clinic also offers these tips:
- Control high blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Decrease amount of saturated fat in your diet
- Quit smoking
- Control your diabetes
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Treat obstructive sleep apnea (if you’ve been diagnosed)
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