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How do you prevent stroke?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: Stay fit
Exercise regularly.
Avoid diet high in fats. Get enough sleep. Don't smoke. Have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly. You're not too young to have high cholesterol or triglycerides, so get them checked soon. If you have heart valve or rhythm problems, see your doctor. Keep your weight in normal range.

In brief: Stay fit
Exercise regularly.
Avoid diet high in fats. Get enough sleep. Don't smoke. Have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly. You're not too young to have high cholesterol or triglycerides, so get them checked soon. If you have heart valve or rhythm problems, see your doctor. Keep your weight in normal range.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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