Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about stroke.

After someone has a stroke, what can be done to reduce their risk of having another stroke?

Dr. Bryan Ludwig talks about what can be done to decrease the risk of having another stroke. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


People who have had one stroke are at a risk for having another, according to National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. Your doctor may prescribe certain medications, rehabilitation, and suggest lifestyle changes following a stroke, according to the NSA. Preventing another stroke can mean reducing the risk factors that may have caused the first one, according to the American Stroke AssociationOff Site Icon. To reduce the risk of another stroke, you can adopt good nutritional habits, start an exercise regime, and follow your doctor’s orders, according to the ASA.

For more information about preventing another stroke, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

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