1. Know your stroke risk factors.
Some of them can be controlled, so do what you can on the daily basis:

  • Keep your blood pressure down
  • Keep cholesterol levels in check
  • Control diabetes
  • Adopt healthy eating habits and lose weight if you are overweight
  • Exercise
  • Give up cigarettes, if you smoke
  • If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation

 

2. Screen regularly!

 

Our Doppler Carotid Ultrasound (stroke test) is ideal for early detection of stroke and particularly ischemic stroke.
Most of our screening participants screen yearly, others every other year and those with known high cholesterol or high blood pressure problems screen more often because these health issues directly affect the artery walls. Regular screenings help monitor any changes and give peace of mind.