Eight Stroke Prevention Tips

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Filed Under: Heart Health, Stroke
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The following eight tips can help you improve blood circulation and even reduce your risk of stroke:

  • Address any lifestyle-related or heart risk factors you have with your doctor.
  • Follow a good cardiovascular nutrition eating program, such as the PAMM diet.
  • Take 1–3 grams of fish oil daily.
  • For women over 65, take 100 mg of aspirin (equivalent to 1.25 baby aspirin) a day. (Beware of stomach bleeding, though, which is always a possibility with long-term aspirin use.)
  • Drink 1 to 3 cups of green tea and 2 ounces of pomegranate juice daily.
  • Take a 500–1,000 mg garlic supplement or eat one crushed clove daily. (Avoid this tip if you’re taking Coumadin.)
  • Be aware of your high inflammation marker scores: CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a).
  • Maintain good cholesterol levels, including an HDL less than 40.
  • Take a mixed tocotrienol/tocopherol complex that’s rich in alpha tocotrienol. My recommended dose is 200 mg daily.


Following these tips will minimizes your chances of having a stroke and will also help to keep other cardiovascular problems at bay. For more information on stroke, heart risk factors, cardiovascular problems and overall heart health, visit www.drsinatra.com.


 

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