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Can a 22 year old male wit high BP have a stroke?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely but possibl
Unlikely, but not impossible.

In brief: Unlikely but possibl
Unlikely, but not impossible.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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