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Stroke Prevention

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.


Stroke prevention

includes making lifestyle changes and managing health conditions that can lead to a stroke. Your healthcare provider can help you create a plan that will be specific to your needs.

Know your risk for a stroke:

You cannot control some risk factors. Examples are being older than 55 or African American, or having a family history of stroke. You can take action for any of the following risk factors:

Medicines to help prevent a stroke

depend on your stroke risk factors. Your healthcare provider may recommend any of the following:

Lifestyle changes that can help prevent a stroke:

Prevent Heart Disease

Manage health conditions that can lead to a stroke:

Follow up with your doctor or neurologist as directed:

You may need a CT or MRI of your brain to check for problems that may cause a stroke. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.