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How To Prevent Mini Strokes
Call 911: Mini strokes symptoms can be harbingers of something detrimental. If they are due to atherosclerosis or embolized clots then an Aspirin may help, but not if it is a due to bleeding. Other neurologic conditions can look and feel like strokes. You should see a doctor or go to the er immediately. ...Read more
Meds?: You are rather young for a stroke, and prevention may depend on why the first occurred. Make sure that all risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and primary heart problems are controlled. Meds for abnormal heart rhythms, and anti-platelet preps may be useful. Rarely, patients who have migraine, take bcp's, and smoke experience stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reversible risk: The primary way to prevent stroke is to check for and control reversible risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Certain other medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, arrthythmias, and clotting disorders also increase stroke risk and should be managed aggressively. Daily low-dose Aspirin is useful in some cases- ask your pcp if it is a good idea for you. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Watch diet, exercise regularly, treat and control hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and any other causes of "hardening of the arteries". Elevation of homocysteine should be checked and treated, if necessary. A good internist or family doctor can assist all of the above. ...Read more
Manage risk factors: There are some non-modifiable risk factors for stroke: being male, genetics. The key is to manage the modifiable risk factors: * don't smoke * exercise * keep blood pressure under control * keep cholesterol under control * if you have diabetes, keep that under control * daily aspirin these things will not prevent 100% of strokes, but they would markedly reduce the risks. ...Read more
Strict veg diet: If a patient turns vegetarian avoiding foods from animal origen and avoid any oils and avoiding even fish the formation of plaques of cholesterol is less or reverse ( disappears) according to dr. Orlich. Once stroke happens, a lot of physical therapy ( including speech and occupational therapy) is fundamental for recovery. Low sodium. Treatment of htn, Aspirin or anticoagulant ( if not contraind). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Modify lifestyle: Must control risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetis, high cholestrol. Stop smoking. Excercise. Avoid tension and stress. Taking some medications when indicated like Aspirin and anti-hypercholestrol medications like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or zocor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stroke prevention: Strokes are caused by multiple factors, high blood pressure, elevated lipids, family history and even some heart problems. Risks such as blood pressure and elevated lipids can be modified or treated with diet or meds. Other risks such as family history really can't be changed. Also taking one Aspirin daily has been shown to lower an individuals risk of stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multi-factorial: There are no approved medications for primary stroke prevention. Blood pressure control, tight blood sugar control and no smoking reduce risk. For secondary prevention, aspirin, a cholesterol lowering agent (statin) and the above will reduce your risk of a second stroke. If you have atrial fibrillation, anti-coagulation is indicated. Co-morbid medical conditions may modify the above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent Strokes: Prevent strokes by optimizing your blood pressure, eliminating all inflammation, being vigilant about preventing and treating any periodontal disease, and avoiding insulin resistance. You need a Carotid Intima-Media Thickness sonogram to check for soft plaque or thickening (not a duplex). See a doctor who is trained in the Bale and Doneen Heart Attack, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Method. ...Read more
Risk factors: Control hypertension, high blood fats, especially triglycerides, avoid elevation of homocysteine, treat heart disease vigorously, careful control of diabetes, and exercise regularly, and foliow mediterranean diet. If prior stroke or tia, take Aggrenox and a statin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aspirin and diet: Stroke is usually caused by a blood clot that develops in the vessels of the brain. Some come from the heart or from plaques in the neck vessels. Aspirin helps to keep clots from forming. Losing weight and reducing cholesterol may help as well as controlling blood pressure carefully. Diabetes carries a high risk for causing blood vessel disease in heart, kidneys and brain. ...Read more
Arterial health: There is a genetic component to stroke.. but there is a lot of prevention that can be done even if one is at genetic risk. Avoid smoking, keep ldl 45, maintain good blood pressure,prevent diabetes, keep physically fit and active, take aspirin 81 mg daily ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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