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A 26-year-old female asked:

Stroke 11/2012, no cause found. hypotension diagnosed 5/2013. 81mg aspirin daily. told to eat more salt but pressure stays low. is that normal?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stroke: Erin not all strokes caused by high blood pressure. Can also be cause by a clot lodging in an artery of the brain. I assume you were worked up for causes of clots? There are a multitude of things that can lead to clot formation (heart valve issues, holes in heart walls, meds, clotting function problems). It is a vast list. If increased salt not enough, there are meds to help increase pressure.
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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Eval needed post cva: Brain attack or stroke can interfere with blood pressure control, or vice versa. See a cardiologist or internal medicine doctor for eval of your heart lung kidney system to determine why the pressure remains low, and maintain control over this vital area to help prevent further strokes.
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Well,..: It depends on how low your BP is. Most young women (more than men) can have low blood pressure that is totally normal and without any symptoms. The Brain controls our physiological functions, so there is the chance the Stroke affected your BP physiology. If no symptoms, your fine, as low BP without symptoms is ok and high BP is more a risk for future Strokes. Meds are available if real low.
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 45 years experience
Definitely not norma: OK you are 28 years old female than is diagnosed with stroke that not normal my advise see a hematologist a doctor specializing in blood you might be having some abnormal clotting mechanism that causing your stroke very common in female specially if they taking birth control pills or hormone replacement it is urgent you do this because ASA does not protect you
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Last updated Jul 27, 2014

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