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Preventing stroke

If you're worried about your risk of having a stroke there are some things you can do.

Reducing your risk factors

You can’t control all risk factors, but lifestyle changes can help you lower some risks. This means:


Take any medication your doctor prescribes to reduce your risk of stroke. Your doctor might prescribe medicine to:

They might also prescribe anti-clotting medicines, such as aspirin or clopidogrel.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created April 2018.

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