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Are hemorrhagic strokes preventable?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Hemorrhagic strokes can be associated with high blood pressure, which can be controlled.
There may also be weakened blood vessels (aneurysms) but, unless family history, screening for these is less than fruitful. The other major cause is head trauma - which obviously has potential to be prevented.

In brief: Somewhat

Hemorrhagic strokes can be associated with high blood pressure, which can be controlled.
There may also be weakened blood vessels (aneurysms) but, unless family history, screening for these is less than fruitful. The other major cause is head trauma - which obviously has potential to be prevented.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Dr. Diana Metzger
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often

There are several factors that contribute to these: high blood pressure, drugs that interfere with blood clotting, and vascular defects (that may be congenital.
) if there is a family history of hemorrhagic stroke, it might be wise to get a vascular study to make sure there is not a cerebral aneurism that could lead to such a stroke. Often people are taking "blood thinners" due to a heart problem.

In brief: Often

There are several factors that contribute to these: high blood pressure, drugs that interfere with blood clotting, and vascular defects (that may be congenital.
) if there is a family history of hemorrhagic stroke, it might be wise to get a vascular study to make sure there is not a cerebral aneurism that could lead to such a stroke. Often people are taking "blood thinners" due to a heart problem.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stroke prevention

Many Hemorrhagic strokes can be prevented by careful blood pressure monitoring and treatment and cautious use of medicines the prevent blood clots (i.
e. medicines that thin the blood, such as warfarin).

In brief: Stroke prevention

Many Hemorrhagic strokes can be prevented by careful blood pressure monitoring and treatment and cautious use of medicines the prevent blood clots (i.
e. medicines that thin the blood, such as warfarin).
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Yes

Need to prevent by handling causes, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, coagulopathies, high homocysteine, cardiac problems, smoking, etc.

In brief: Yes

Need to prevent by handling causes, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, coagulopathies, high homocysteine, cardiac problems, smoking, etc.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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