Since you've recently had a stroke, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.
1. How soon can I expect to recover after my stroke?
2. How will having a stroke change what I can and can't do?
3. Will I need to change my diet? What foods should I be avoiding or eating more of?
4. Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make?
5. Would physical or occupational therapy be helpful? Can you make a referral?
6. Are there any medications I should take to help me during my recovery?
Getting regular exercise that increases your
breathing and your heartbeat.
Limiting your intake of caffeine,
animal fats, sugars, and processed
Eating plenty of
fruits, vegetables, and high-fiber foods.
Quitting the use of
Limiting your alcohol consumption.
These simple steps may help you live a longer, healthier
life. It is never too late to enjoy the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.
They can reduce your risk for another stroke and can also help prevent a heart
attack and many other health problems. Talk with your doctor or other members
of your rehab team to find out what type of exercise, diet, or other lifestyle
choices are best for you.
If you or your loved one has already had
a stroke, you need to watch carefully for symptoms of another stroke. Immediate
medical attention and treatment may help prevent or reduce permanent brain damage. If signs
stroke develop suddenly, call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
For more information on stroke symptoms and when to seek medical attention, see
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 28, 2011
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