Find a healthy outlet for stress, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises.
Exercise regularly at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
Eat plenty of low-fat, high-fiber foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
Don’t smoke. If you do, learn how you and QUIT NOW here!
If you have narrowed arteries, your doctor may suggest anti-clotting medications such as aspirin or a prescription drug to reduce the chance of clots. Surgical procedures, such as a carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting, are sometimes used to widen narrowed vessels in the neck.
If you have diabetes, take steps to control it. This disease can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of stroke.
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