If your blood pressure is higher than 120 over 80 your risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes rises dramatically. Hypertension can cause your arteries to become thicker and narrower, in the brain, they may even squeeze shut. You’re also more likely to have clogged arteries, and the pounding pressure can make small arteries rupture, causing hemorrhagic strokes.
Getting your pressure down to an ideal 120 over 80 or lower cuts your stroke risk in half. A low-sodium diet packed with fruits, veggies, and whole grains, and two or three servings of low-fat dairy products a day regular exercise, weight loss and regular blood pressure screening to catch problems can help. If needed, your doctor may prescribe blood pressure lowering drugs.
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