Talking to your doctor
Working with your doctor is an important part of managing your risk of stroke. Be prepared and learn how to talk to your doctor.
Here's how your doctor can help in your fight against stroke:
|What your doctor can do||How it helps you|
|Identify your stroke risk factors||When you know your risk factors, you can work to control them.|
|Screen you for medical conditions that increase your risk of stroke and give you a treatment plan to help control them||When you control these medical conditions, your stroke risk goes down.|
|Suggest healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of stroke||It's easier to get started with healthy living when you have a plan.|
|Give you regular medical check-ups||Regular check-ups will show you whether your medical conditions and other stroke risk factors are under control.|
|Offer advice and support when you have questions or concerns||Resolving your questions and concerns can help you stay on track with your stroke risk reduction plan.|
Talk to your doctor about your stroke risk and how you can work together to reduce it.
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