Preventing further strokes

If you have had a stroke, your chances of having another one are significantly increased. You'll usually require long-term treatment with medicines that improve the risk factors for your stroke.

For example:

  • medicine to help lower your high blood pressure
  • anticoagulants or antiplatelets to reduce your risk of blood clots
  • statins to lower your cholesterol levels.

You'll also be encouraged to make lifestyle changes to improve your general health and lower your stroke risk, such as:

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