3 Simple Steps to Help You Lower Your Stroke Risk

Research shows the best outcomes result from maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise and adherence to your doctors recommendations.

0
High blood pressure, heart disease and a family history of cardiac events can conspire to raise your stroke risk, but recent research suggests that you can help protect yourself by following some rather simple advice. "There are a lot of different causes of stroke. Theyre not the same for everybody," says Javier Provencio, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Cerebrovascular Center. "Exercise is good for you no matter what. And if you manage your cholesterol and your blood pressure and go to a doctor who does the appropriate labs, you should live longer without having a stroke." In simplest terms, a stroke is an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Most strokes result from blockage in an artery leading to the brain (ischemic stroke), while hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel bursts and blood seeps into brain tissue.
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here