Stroke risk reduced by blood pressure management
Tuesday 21st April, 2009
The Stroke Association have stated that people who want to reduce their risk of suffering a stroke should keep their blood pressure under control.
High blood pressure is the most significant factor for stroke risk and should be kept in check, according to Joe Korner, director of communications for the SA.
Changes in lifestyle and prescribed medication can help manage high blood pressure. Improving diet, moderating alcohol consumption and quitting smoking can all be important steps in controlling blood pressure and therefore reducing the risk of a stroke.
In the UK, an estimated £7 billion is spent each year caring for stroke victims.