There are many positive steps that you can take now to reduce your risk of stroke. The first step is being screened by Baseline Medical. Most of the controllable risk factors for stroke relate to cardiovascular fitness. Because stroke is a form of cardiovascular disease, it makes sense that keeping your heart and blood vessels as healthy as possible will reduce your risk of stroke.
Stroke is a cardiovascular disease. It affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that brings oxygen and nutrients to the brain bursts or is clogged by a blood clot or some other particle. Because of this rupture or blockage, part of the brain doesn’t get the blood and oxygen it needs.