Lifestyle Changes to Manage Stroke
General Guidelines for Preventing Another Stroke
- If you smoke, quit.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Lose weight if you are overweight or obese.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation.
- Treat high blood pressure.
- Treat high cholesterol.
- If you have diabetes, manage your blood sugar levels.
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- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/13/2014 -
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