A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced. This means the brain is left without blood and oxygen, which are both crucial to brain function. Immediate treatment is key to reducing the the long-term effects of a stroke. Learning to recognize the signs and thinking F.A.S.T. can save lives.
Heart related conditions that increase your risk of stroke are
Additionally, other medical conditions including
There are also lifestyle factors that can increase your risk for stroke. They include
Additionally, being older than 65 increases your risk.
It is important to reduce your risk factors by managing your medications and treatments and making lifestyle changes. Making these changes could save your life.
Lifestyle changes to reduce risk factors are key to reducing your risk of stroke.
Smoking causes damage to the lungs and heart. It is important to stop smoking to reduce your risk of stroke.
It is important to maintain a heart healthy diet. This can help with weight reduction and lower cholesterol levels.
Exercising regularly can reduce your risk for stroke and other complications. It is important to start slowly with walks, biking and strength training. Make sure to warm up before your workout!
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