Six Ways to Lower Your Risk for Stroke
Making healthy lifestyle changes and managing chronic health conditions can reduce the chances of having a stroke. This infographic of US government describes six ways to decrease your stroke risk.
SIX WAYS TO LOWER YOUR RISK FOR STROKE
WHAT IS A STROKE?
A stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack,” occurs when
blood flow to the brain is interrupted.
MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS TO LOWER YOUR RISK
Treat High Blood Pressure
Keeping your blood pressure under control is the most important
thing you can do to avoid stroke.
Diabetes causes destructive changes in the blood vessels in
the brain increasing your risk for stroke.
Treat High Cholesterol
Too much cholesterol in your blood can build up on artery walls,
putting you at risk for stroke.
MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO LOWER YOUR RISK FOR STROKE
Cigarette smoking can double your risk of stroke by damaging
blood vessels or causing them to narrow and thicken.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium and
saturated fat can improve your health.
Obesity and physical inactivity contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
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