Stroke Recovery

If you have a history of stroke, you are high risk for having another stroke. 1 in 4 stroke survivors has another stroke within 5 years. [9]

To reduce your risk of another stroke, control medical conditions (heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity) and adopt healthy lifestyle habits. [4]

Stroke rehabilitation starts in the hospital within a day or two after the stroke. Recovery time after a stroke is different for everyone. Some individuals fully recover but others have lifelong disabilities. Calling 9-1-1 and getting to the hospital quickly is key to stroke care and recovery. [4]