7 Things Stroke Doctors Say You Should Never, Ever Do

Sedentary Lifestyle:

Sitting too much and not exercising increases stroke risk. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise, like walking or biking, five times a week.

Control Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure is a major stroke risk factor. Regularly monitor and manage it to reduce stroke risk by up to 60%.

Regular Check-Ups:

Visit your doctor for routine check-ups to screen for conditions like high cholesterol and blood pressure, which may not have symptoms.

Avoid Smoking:

Smoking narrows blood vessels, increasing stroke and heart disease risk. Quitting smoking reduces these risks.

Limit Alcohol:

Excessive alcohol consumption raises the risk of stroke and heart disease. Follow recommended limits: no more than one drink a day for women, two for men.

Healthy Diet:

Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins while moderating saturated fats, sugar, and salt intake. This helps manage stroke risk factors.

Recognize Stroke Signs:

Remember FAST - Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1. Seek treatment immediately if you experience these symptoms.