Stroke is the #6 killer of American men.
Ways to reduce your Stroke risk:
High blood pressure is the single most important treatable risk factor for stroke. Preventing, diagnosing, and controlling it through lifestyle changes and medicine are critical to reducing stroke risks. There are several steps you can take to reduce your risk for stroke:
- Eat a healthy diet low in sodium with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Tips on nutrition are available at CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
- Maintain a healthy weight. CDC’s Healthy Weight website includes information and tools to help you lose weight.
- Be physically active. Visit CDC’s Physical Activity website for more information on being active.
- Don’t smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke. CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health website has information on quitting smoking.
- Limit alcohol use. See CDC’s Alcohol and Public Health website for more information.
- Prevent or manage your other health conditions, especially high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. Visit CDC’s High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Diabetes webpages on these conditions to learn more.
Resources for Stroke help:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Stroke | https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/index.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Men and Stroke | https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/men.htm
American Stroke Association | https://www.stroke.org/