Since chronic high blood pressure is one of the most common causes of a hemorrhagic stroke, controlling your blood pressure is an important way to reduce your risk for this condition. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by reducing stress; eating a good diet; exercising regularly; not smoking; and taking any blood pressure medication as prescribed. Talk to your doctor about other ways to prevent the condition.
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Many hemorrhagic strokes are preventable. Chronic high blood pressure is a major risk factor for hemorrhagic stroke, so controlling high blood pressure can avert many brain bleeds. Smoking also increases the risk of brain hemorrhage and tobacco cessation can substantially reduce one’s risk. For some patients who have brain aneurysms (balloon outpouchings of vessel walls), filling the aneurysmal sac with coils to close it off can eliminate the chance it will bleed in the future.
Hemorrhagic strokes are most often due to high blood pressure. Adequately controlling high blood could prevent the majority of hemorrhagic strokes. Taking medications as prescribed with regular blood pressure monitoring is critically important. Not smoking, limiting alcohol intake, and controlling diabetes and cholesterol are also important ways to prevent hemorrhagic strokes.