A 23-year-old female asked:
is strokes high in 23 and 27 year olds i am a hypicondriac?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not high : No it is extremely rare.
Answered on May 21, 2014
Dr. James Goodrich answered
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Stroke: Without other medical issues such as severe hypertension, diabetes, or a brain lesion the risk of a stroke in this age group is rare.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Would be unlikely: In your age group, spontaneous stroke would be quite unique. Main cause might be a traumatic carotid or vertebral dissection rather rare, but can be seen with motor vehicle accidents, even chiropractic adjustments to the neck. Rare diseases such as homocysteinuria perhaps, as well as mthfr mutations, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, but again very infrequent. Do not worry, low risk.
Answered on Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez answered
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Strokes are more common in older people. If you are anxious the symptoms of anxiety can mimic the symptoms of a stroke. The best you can do is live a healthy lifestyle: don't smoke, eat healthy, exercise, and relax...
Answered on Apr 5, 2014
Dr. Liesa Harte answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
Strokes: A stroke can occur at any age, but the risk dramatically climbs after age 55. If strokes run in your family, then you should try to find out why. Estrogen-containing contraceptives increase the risk, especially if you smoke. Long road trips or plane rides can cause you to develop a DVT, which is a stroke risk. Certain surgeries increase your risk, too.
Answered on May 4, 2017
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