A 22-year-old member asked:
can a 22 year old male wit high bp have a stroke?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Mike Moore answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
Eventually: Stroke is very uncommon at this age. If a 22 year old person were to have a stroke there would likely be some other important contributing factor such as a weakness of a blood vessel in the brain (an aneurysm). High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke. When detected a concerted effort should be made to determine the cause and to return blood pressure to the normal range.
Answered on Feb 16, 2015
Dr. Mark Stern answered
45 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely but possibl: Unlikely, but not impossible.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Larry Armstrong answered
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Other cause: It's not impossible to have a stroke from hypertension at 22 but there are usually other causes like vasculitis, moya moya disease, or other disorder.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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