A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is restricted in some way. Most happen because blood flow is cut off by a clot or narrowed arteries. A small percentage are caused by a blood vessel breaking and causing bleeding in the brain. A stroke can cause serious damage, disability, or even death. Luckily, experts say that about 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by taking the proper steps. Below are 4 ways your aging relative can lower their risk of stroke.
#1: Control Blood Pressure
#2: Lose Weight
#3: Quit Smoking
#4: Manage Diabetes
Elderly care providers can remind your aging relative to take medications for diabetes and to check their blood sugar regularly