Stroke. Risk Factors

Risk factors for stroke

Definition of stroke

Stroke is defined as bleeding inside the body. Almost exclusively used for cerebral hemorrhage.

Risk factors for stroke

Prevention remains the best medicine for stroke. The most important treatable conditions linked to stroke are:

Cigarette smoking.Stop smoking! There is medical help to help you stop smoking.

High blood pressure.Treat! Eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise to lower blood pressure. There are also drugs.

Heart disease.Handle it! Your doctor can treat your heart disease and may prescribe medication to help prevent blood clots. If you are over 50, NINDS scientists believe you and your doctor should decide on aspirin therapy.

Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).Get help! TIAs are small strokes that last only a few minutes or hours. Never be ignored and can be treated with medication or surgery.

Diabetes.Check it! Treatment can delay complications that increase the risk of stroke.

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