how to prevent a second stroke, a patient education video by Dr. Carlo Oller

If you had an ischemic stroke – a stroke caused by a blocked artery in the brain – medicines and lifestyle changes can help to lower the chances of having another stroke. If you had a transient ischemic attack or “TIA,” these same things can help prevent a full-blown stroke.
Medicines and lifestyle changes work together to give the most benefit. It’s very important that you take all the medicines your doctor prescribes. It’s just as important to make the lifestyle changes your doctor recommends.

If you had a stroke or TIA, your doctor or nurse will prescribe medicines to lower your risk of having another stroke. Some of these medicines work by “lowering your risk factors.” That means that they help lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Other medicines help by keeping blood clots from forming. (Blood clots cause many strokes.)

5 Comments

  1. Herries8325 on January 8, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    thanks dr carlo, I had a stroke after a brain haemorhage 20 years ago. I have had a TIA. people I know don’t hear this information often enough. the big pink one you don’t like swallowing is there for a reason. it’s Simvastatin. etc . Thank you so much for reminding us and making the information more clearly available. Lorraine xx

  2. Wildman Samurai on January 8, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Nothing wrong with cholesterol.

  3. MRiGOThim on January 8, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Dr. G🥰

  4. Loretta Henderson on January 8, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you 😊

  5. SUZY HOMEACRE on January 8, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Good Info. Hey Dr. You’ve probably already addressed this, but have you ever worked in a “teaching hospital?” Idk what they are called, but like they had on Grey’s Anatomy, (w/out the drama?) Your a “Natural Born Healing Teacher.” (That’s not even really a compliment. I’m just stating an easily observed fact.)

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