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.
It may be time to talk to your doctor about stroke risk if:
You may only have a short time in your doctor's office. Here are the top 5 ways to make the most of it: Do your homework: Write down what you're hoping to get out of the visit, what you want to ask the doctor, and any concerns you may have. Bring a record of your medications, medical conditions, allergies, and medical history.