Lifestyle habits greatly influence these readings, and to help improve your health, it’s good to:
- Be a non-smoker
- Limit alcohol intake
- Eat a healthy diet
- Engage in regular physical activity
- Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or lying down.
“Low salt and/or Mediterranean diets are recommended for reducing the possibility of another stroke,” the American Stroke Association stated.
“Stroke survivors are [also] encouraged to exercise or be active for at least 10 minutes, four times a week, or to have more vigorous activity at least 20 minutes twice a week.”
Most patients who have had an ischaemic stroke – from a blood clot to other blockages in blood vessels in the brain – will need medication.