How to Prevent StrokeWhat Can I Do To Prevent A Stroke? If you have High Blood Pressure, Diabetes or A-Fib, work with your doctor to control and manage these risk factors. Follow a low salt, low fat, low cholesterol diet or the diet prescribed by your doctor. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables as recommended by your doctor. If you smoke, stop. Ask your doctor for assistance. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Include exercise in your daily routine. Follow the recommendation of your doctor.