How can I reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Dr Arvind Chandratheva
Dr Arvind Chandratheva
Consultant Neurologist

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There are lots of things you can do to reduce the risk of a second stroke, there are things we can help you with and there are things you can do yourself.  What we will help you with is identifying the cause so we can put you on the right treatment. This may involve anti platelet medications, looking for your vascular risk factors, treating blood pressure and looking at cholesterol levels and diabetes.  For you, this is a great point to evaluate your lifestyle. Considering factors such as are you getting enough exercise, are you eating the right diet, are you drinking over 14 units (if a man, or over 10 units of alcohol if you’re a woman). Smoking is a massive risk factor and it is about kicking the habit and reducing your risk.  This is the opportunity to build the blocks for later good health. If you come to this TIA clinic, it already means that you are in the right place and you are lucky because the event has come and gone and we can do something about it.

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