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Prevent stroke Q&As

Often questions about prevent a stroke:

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1. Why does NHS say, “High blood pressure puts you at high risk of having a stroke”?

2. What is my personal risk of getting a stroke in the next 10 years?

3. Why are regular exercise, a sensible diet,  and not smoking all important?

4. If you have diabetes, how can good blood sugars control reduce your health risks? [4].

5. Is there a good stroke Helpline? And somewhere I can talk with others like me who have had a stroke?

6. If my heart seems to be beating very fast sometimes, is this dangerous? What should I do? At rest, a normal heart rate should be 60 to 100 beats per minute. Always seek medical help and advice if you have over 100 heart beats a minute, says the NHS about Atrial fibrillation.

7. In ‘atrial fibrillation‘ (AF), the heart rate can often be much higher than 100 beats per minute, and each individual beat can be different. Need to identify AF early, as people with undetected AF are at risk of an AF related stroke. See NHS advice for the public on AF.

9. Want a look at other UK NHS answers on avoiding a stroke?

10. How to get the best from your doctor/GP?

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11. Actions?
If you decide on your next steps, using the answers to these questions, write them into your draft personal health plan, for discussion with your doctor/GP.

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