A 22-year-old member asked:
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can a 22 year old male wit high bp have a stroke?

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Dr. Mike Moore
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
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely but possibl: Unlikely, but not impossible.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Anyone can: Though we usually think of stroke in older patients, each human being is truly unique. Though less likely, yes it is possible for a 22 year old to have a stroke.
Answered on May 7, 2016

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