Most strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.
Can I reduce my risk if I’ve already had a stroke?
- take the medication that your doctor has prescribed
- have regular health check-ups to make sure it is working for you
- talk to your doctor about any lifestyle changes you need to make (like stopping smoking or losing weight) and ask about the help and support you can get to help you with them – there’s lots available.