Reducing Your Risk of Stroke

Reducing Your Risk of Stroke

What happens during a stroke is in many ways similar to what happens in a heart attack. Both involve a blockage of blood flow. Because of this similarity, controlling risk factors for heart disease will also help in the prevention of stroke. Here are ways in which you can reduce the risk of having a stroke:

  • Control your blood pressure
  • Control diabetes
  • Don't smoke
  • Control your weight and cholesterol
  • Be physically active
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption

Strokes require immediate care

A quick medical response can lower the risk of death and disability, but certain medications and treatment must be started within a set number of hours from the onset of symptoms.

If you suspect a stroke in yourself or someone else, call 911 immediately. If you'd like to learn more about Alaska Regional's Stroke Center, call 264-2332.

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