Each year, almost 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke. The majority could have avoided stroke with lifestyle changes and preventive care. Some things, like age and family history, can’t be controlled, but there are other risk factors you can impact.
Stroke risk factors include:
The best treatment for stroke is prevention. Talk to your Mercy doctor about what actions you can take to reduce your risk of stroke, including healthy lifestyle changes. They may help you feel better and live longer.