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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can a 22 year old aorta take high BP under 6 month time without developing an aneurysm? What's the risk of getting aneurysms,?

Can a 22 year old aorta take high BP under 6 month time without developing an aneurysm? What's the risk of getting aneurysms,?

Rare: Abdominal aortic aneurysms are rare to begin with especially at your age. Most people with hypertension do not develop aortic aneurysms even after being treated for high blood pressure for many years. ...Read more

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Are my symptoms heartattack or stroke? Have had tension in chest past 4 days, heartrate has been 100 to 129 bpm, eyesight slightly blurred, thoughts seem cloudy, blood pressure has fluxuated from normal to stage 2 hypertension. I am a 42 year old male 5f

Are my symptoms heartattack or stroke? Have had tension in chest past 4 days, heartrate has been 100 to 129 bpm, eyesight slightly blurred, thoughts seem cloudy, blood pressure has fluxuated from normal to stage 2 hypertension.  I am a 42 year old male 5f

Symptoms : Symptoms of a heart attack can include: chest pain; chest tightness or squeezing; shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. Some people dismiss the pain thinking it is indigestion. There can be pain in the top midline of the abdomen, as well as vomiting. Pain may not present in the chest but instead can be felt in the upper back, head, jaw or in the teeth. There may be a generalized feeling of unwellness and fatigue. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. Stroke symptoms can include a severe and sudden headache. There can also be nausea, vomiting & dizziness. A classic sign is numbness, weakness or inability to move one side of your body. Vision may be haywire with issues like double vision, blurred vision or seeing double. Your words could be slurred or you may have difficulty expressing yourself. Feeling confused is common. There could be loss of balance or lack of coordination. I recommend that you be seen at an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Suggest a best advice/Treatment for a 83 year old patient having aspiration pneumonia,history of two strokes, temporary high blood sugar and high BP?

Suggest a best advice/Treatment for a 83 year old patient having aspiration pneumonia,history of two strokes, temporary high blood sugar and high BP?

Difficult problem: one might consider sleeping elevated. The history of strokes means a possible problem swallowing in which case a gastrostomy feeding tube may be the last resort. A modified barium swallow with speech pathology may provide more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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I m 42 yrs with high bp. I suffered stroke 5 years back. Doctors advised ecosprin75 daily.Do I have to take it for life long? Can i stop taking these

I m 42 yrs with high bp. I suffered stroke 5 years back. Doctors advised ecosprin75 daily.Do I have to  take it for life long? Can i stop taking these

Aspirin Stroke: Uk researchers reviewed 287 trials of treating high-risk individuals with anti-platelets therapy. The review found that, overall, any anti-platelet therapy led to a 1/3 drop in heart attack risk, while the risk of non-fatal stroke fell by 25% and cardiovascular death risk declined by 16%. Based on these findings, the use of long term Aspirin is indicated. I recommend to follow your doctors rec. ...Read more

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Several small strokes & completely blocked carotid in 58 y/o male. High bp, heart disease, former smoker. How serious is this? Surg not an option.

Several small strokes & completely blocked carotid in 58 y/o male.  High bp, heart disease, former smoker.  How serious is this?  Surg not an option.

Stroke: Alternative flow through other arteries to the brain are compensating for the completely blocked carotid artery. While there is no surgical option at this time, there are several medical treatments. First, reduce high blood pressure. Stop smoking, reduce cholesterol, exercise, avoid processed foods and sugars, and lose weight if you are obese. ...Read more

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Hi, im 22 years old and pregnant currently 25 wks. Do I have pre-clampsia or gestational hypertension since my BP rised to 135/90?

Possible: If blood pressure is accurately checked and confirmed to be elevated, without prior history of high blood pressure, you may have gestational hypertension. Diagnosis of preeclampsia requires detection of protein in urine in addition to high blood pressure. You should be closely monitored by your ob. ...Read more

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How long does it take high BP to cause a stroke?

Many years: For high BP to cause vascular disease of the head and neck vessels. If high enough can have immediate bleed - hemorrhagic stroke. Keep BP under control. See stroke.Org for risk factors. ...Read more

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My grandma had a hypertensive stroke in august, ever since then she has had a high bp. At what point should we take her to the er?

My grandma had a hypertensive stroke in august, ever since then she has had a high bp. At what point should we take her to the er?

Talk to doc.: If she had a hypertensive stroke it is very likely she had hypertension preceding the stroke. Generally goal of BP treatment is to get average level of about 130/80 if possible. This must be done slowly while considering potential co-morbidites and risks associated with meds. Talk with your doc about BP goal and parameters for action. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more