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I have high blood pressure, am I more likely to die of a stroke?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure is a known risk factor for having a stroke.
If you have high blood pressure take measures to keep it controlled: loose weight if needed, don't smoke, limit alcohol intake, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take medications if prescribed. Also be sure to have regular evaluations to detect any other risk factors for stroke you might have.

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure is a known risk factor for having a stroke.
If you have high blood pressure take measures to keep it controlled: loose weight if needed, don't smoke, limit alcohol intake, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take medications if prescribed. Also be sure to have regular evaluations to detect any other risk factors for stroke you might have.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Risk factor

Stroke is one of the risk you need to worry about.
It is important to check the blood pressure at night. Stroke or heart attack happens early in the morning and if you take medications to stabilize BP at night it would be helpful. If your bottom number is high it means your artery is very rigid to relax take mushroom supplements which relax them. Top # is bad oils/oxidative stress - rx antioxidant.

In brief: Risk factor

Stroke is one of the risk you need to worry about.
It is important to check the blood pressure at night. Stroke or heart attack happens early in the morning and if you take medications to stabilize BP at night it would be helpful. If your bottom number is high it means your artery is very rigid to relax take mushroom supplements which relax them. Top # is bad oils/oxidative stress - rx antioxidant.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes

Take BP meds. No smoking.

In brief: Yes

Take BP meds. No smoking.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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