Skip to main content
Dartmouth-Hitchcock logo
Summer Flowers In This Section

Patient Support and Education


There are preventive measures you can take to reduce your chances of cerebrovascular diseases and strokes.

These include:

  • Checking your blood pressure regularly to avoid hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Controlling existing high blood pressure by eating a low-sodium diet, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, and taking proper medications regularly
  • Eating a healthy, low-fat diet
  • Exercising regularly to keep your heart and blood vessels healthy
  • Limiting alcohol intake to no more than one to two drinks a day
  • Quitting smoking
  • Seeing your doctor for regular medical check-ups
  • Treating diabetes

For more information about prevention techniques, refer to the American Stroke Association.


The following links provide additional information about cerebrovascular disease and stroke:

DHMC related resources

Additional resources

Contact Us