A 51-year-old member asked:
how can you reduce risk of a stroke after having a transient ischemic attack?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Darren Gitelman answered
35 years experience Neurology
Depends on cause: There are many risks for tia's and strokes. Some you cannot change such as age (>55), family history, and male gender. Other risks can be treated, for example, hypertension, cigarette smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, excess alcohol, etc. Speak with your doctor about risk reduction if you have some risks or you are concerned.
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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