Preventing a stroke

It is important to understand that stroke is preventable. There are many factors that can increase your chance of having a stroke. Some of these, such as age, gender and a family history of stroke, cannot be controlled. However, there are a number of risk factors for stroke which you can control. Taking steps to control these risk factors can lower your chance of having a stroke.

You can reduce you risk of stroke by

  1. Life Style Changes
    Quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, eating healthy and being physically active will also reduce your chances of having a stroke.
  2. Medical interventions

Controlling diabetes and high blood pressure are the two most important medical interventions