Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
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Stroke Prevention and Risk Calculator

Click here to Calculate Your Stroke Risk:



To help prevent a stroke:

- Avoid fatty foods. Follow a healthy, low-fat diet. Include several daily servings
  of fruits and vegetables. Adding fish to your diet at least twice a week may
  be helpful. However, do not eat fried fish.

- Do not drink more than 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day. 

- Exercise regularly: 30 minutes a day if you are not overweight;
  60 - 90 minutes a day if you are overweight. 

- Get your blood pressure checked every 1 - 2 years,
  especially if high blood pressure runs in your family. 

- Have your cholesterol checked. If you are at high risk for stroke, your
  LDL "bad" cholesterol should be lower than 100 mg/dL. Your doctor may
  recommend that you try to reduce your LDL cholesterol to 70 mg/dL.
  Few medications have been found to clear up plaque. Statins and other 
  cholesterol-lowering drugs can help prevent more plaque from forming. 

- Follow your doctor's treatment recommendations if you have high blood
  pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
- Quit smoking.

Heart disease may be prevented by recommended healthy diet, regular exercise
and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Follow your health care provider's
recommendations for treatment and prevention of heart disease.


Know your numbers:

* Weight

* Height


* Blood Pressure

* Blood Sugar

* Cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL)

* Triglycerides