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Lowering Your Risk of Stroke

Wednesday 17 April 2019
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Table of Contents

I. The effects of diet

II. Treat your high cholesterol 

III. Don't forget to stay active, and maintain a healthy weight

The effects of diet

Ever stop to consider your eating habits? Well, if they involve consuming foods with trans fat or frequently eating out, you may need to start thinking about your diet. While eating whatever you like is extremely appealing, it can pose a threat to your health. For instance, if your diet is not well-rounded enough, it could give you high cholesterol. [1] In turn, your chances of having a stroke will increase. [2]

Luckily, there are a couple of ways to halt the progress of your high cholesterol and lower your risk of stroke, including medications like LIPITOR® (atorvastatin).

Treat your high cholesterol.

First, go see your doctor about your diet concerns. It’s possible you may not have a high cholesterol problem for the time being, and your doctor can either confirm or disprove it. They’ll likely perform a blood test to determine your current cholesterol levels. [3] And if you know your diet has been particularly unhealthy, prepare for that test to indicate high cholesterol levels.

If your test does end up being positive for high cholesterol, don’t panic! This condition is treatable. In fact, you may be prescribed cholesterol-lowering medication like LIPITOR® (atorvastatin) just to deal with the condition.

It may seem like too expensive a treatment to you at first, but it doesn't have to be. To make the prescription price more affordable, all you need to do is order atorvastatin through an international or Canada med pharmacy. You can do this by going through a pharmacy referral service, which will connect you to licensed pharmacies abroad. They should charge you at a much lower price compared to your average American pharmacy.

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Don’t forget to stay active, and maintain a healthy weight.

Next, if you’re not already, consider getting active and keeping your weight in a healthy range. Moderately intensive exercising for at least five days each week should help you lose any excess weight and lower your blood pressure. Both of which will lower your risk of stroke. Some easy ways to start exercising include walking around your neighborhood, working out with friends regularly, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator when possible.

Other ways to lose weight could include limiting your daily calories to a range between 1,500 and 2,000 and increasing your exercise if you have already been doing some form of activity.

Eventually, you’ll find your body feeling better, healthier, and able to avoid stroke to the best of its ability. [4]

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