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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Mini Strokes

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I think im having mini stroke should I take aspirin to prevent damage till I get to hospital?

I think im having mini stroke should I take aspirin to prevent damage till I get to hospital?

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

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How do I prevent another stroke?

How do I prevent another stroke?

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 more

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How do I prevent a second stroke?

How do I prevent a second stroke?

Control : Risk factors. Take Aspirin if prescribed. Control blood pressure. Take a statin if ordered. See stroke.Org. No smoking! ...Read more

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How can you best prevent a stroke?

How can you best prevent a stroke?

Stroke prevention: If you have afib most patients are recommended to go on Coumadin (warfarin) or two of the newer meds ie Pradaxa or xarelto if there are other risk factors another afib ie smoking, cholesterol, diabetes Aspirin works well. ...Read more

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How do you prevent having a stroke?

How do you prevent having a stroke?

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

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What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

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

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What are the ways that people prevent having a stroke?

What are the ways that people prevent having a stroke?

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

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What is the best thing to do to prevent a second mild stroke?

What is the best thing to do to prevent a second mild stroke?

Prevent the first: Both primary and secondary prevention emphasize on NO SMOKING!!! Close Blood Pressure and Diabetes control Lipid treatment Exercise and weight loss. Anti platelets/ blood thinners as prescribed by your MD Good luck!! ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to prevent and reverse the effects of a stroke?

Are there natural ways to prevent and reverse the effects of a stroke?

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 more

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How is stroke prevented?

How is stroke prevented?

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 more

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What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

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 more

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How do you prevent stroke?

How do you prevent stroke?

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 more

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How do you prevent strokes?

How do you prevent strokes?

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

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What can I do to prevent stroke?

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 more

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What causes a stroke & how can they be prevented?

What causes a stroke & how can they be prevented?

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

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How do you prevent strokes and are they hereditary?

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 more

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My dad just had a mild stroke. What can he do to prevent suffering from another stroke?

My dad just had a mild stroke. What can he do to prevent suffering from another stroke?

Duplex carotid & ASA: 50% of strokes in people with minor stroke happen within 6 weeks so get duplex and if greater then 50% stenosis on correct side then get surgery asap. Take 81 mg asa a day not more. ...Read more

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How long do.U.Stay on clopridogel for.It was prescribed for.Prevention of stroke .Many thanks?

How long do.U.Stay on clopridogel for.It was prescribed for.Prevention of stroke .Many thanks?

Usually.: Usually people will just stay on it. But discuss it with your physician as each patients treatment is individualized. ...Read more

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