Stroke Rehabilitation (cont.)
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Preventing Another Stroke
There are several things you cannot change that increase your risk of stroke. But there are also several things you have some control over that can help you avoid another stroke, including:
To prevent another stroke and to stay in good health, you may need to take medicines and you may need to make lifestyle changes. These changes may include:
These simple steps may help you live a longer, healthier life. It is never too late to enjoy the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices. They can reduce your risk for another stroke and can also help prevent a heart attack and many other health problems. Talk with your doctor or other members of your rehab team to find out what type of exercise, diet, or other lifestyle choices are best for you.
If you or your loved one has already had a stroke, you need to watch carefully for symptoms of another stroke. Immediate medical attention and treatment may help prevent or reduce permanent brain damage. If signs of a stroke develop suddenly, call
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