U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can a 22 year old male wit high bp have a stroke?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
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.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: Unlikely, but not impossible.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 23, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.