When you or someone you love suffers a stroke, every second counts. So knowing the signs of a stroke can save your life. However, it’s also important to know the risk factors that increase your chance of suffering a stroke. Some of these factors, such as certain disease-specific conditions and categories, are out of your control. Your lifestyle is not.
In this segment of Living Better With TriHealth, Andrew Ringer MD, Chief of Neurosciences with the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute, shares insight into which lifestyle choices can increase or decrease your chance of a stroke and which have the greatest impact on that risk. He also offers a reminder of the symptoms of a stroke, so you and your loved ones can act quickly in the event you suffer a stroke.