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3. Does age matter? If it does what factors play in if you have a stroke at an unexpected age?

1. What types of people are at risk of having a stroke? Does it matter gender or race?2. What things can bring on a stroke? Such as smoking, and other factors. Are the people that do these things at higher risk of having a stroke at a younger age?

 

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3.Although stroke risk increases with age, strokes can—and do—occur at any age. In 2009, 34% of people hospitalized for stroke were under the age of 65. the same risk factors listed in answer #2 apply to all ages of people. I have treated people as young as 18 years old for stroke at Allegheny General Hospital. Children's Hospital treats children from the ages of newborn babies to 18 years of age for stroke. there are other factors that can cause stroke at a younger age. These include clotting disorders, this is where your blood has a tendency to form clots more than the average person. Also sickle cell anemia , this is a very serious disease found in african americans. Sickle cell anemia is a disease where blood cells are shaped like "sickles" instead of round. Because they are shaped like sickles they can clump together and form clots and /or prevent blood flow from getting to the brain therefore causing a stroke. Use of drugs such as cocaine and marijuana have also been linked to stroke, and typically these drugs are used in the younger generations

1. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. One in four are recurrent strokes.

 

stroke is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the risk of having a stroke varies with race and ethnicity. African Americans’ risk of having a first stroke is nearly twice that of whites. Hispanic Americans' risk falls between that of whites and African Americans. American Indians/Alaska Natives and African Americans are more likely to have had a stroke than are other groups. Moreover, African Americans are more likely to die following a stroke than are whites.

 

2. High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for stroke. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.

Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for stroke, including:

DiabetesOverweight and obesityPoor dietPhysical inactivityExcessive alcohol use

 

 

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Smoking cessation in old age: Less heart attacks and strokes within 5 years - EurekAlert (press release)

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Devastating full strokes often follow untreated mini strokes

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A new study out of Chicago has uncovered startling new information about strokes that just may save your life — or the life of someone you care about. Here's the story. Three researchers from the Loyola University Chicago ...
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Many strokes that occur are strokes that follow mini strokes. Our bodies warn us that we are havimg a stroke by showing mini stroke symptoms. Most patients do not seek help because within an hour if a mini stroke the patient feels fine. Within 90 days of a mini stroke 15% of these people will have a full on stroke and suffer severely. 40% of people will experience the full stroke within 24 hours. 

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Stroke risk considerably higher if sibling had stroke | American Heart ...

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If your brother or sister had a stroke, your risk of having one is at least 60 percent higher.

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(Interesting fact) about 8% of ischemic strokes are caused by marijuana use Ages range from 18 to 55.

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... which can be caused by built-up plaque in arteries or ruptured blood vessels in the brain.
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(prevent) women who walk at least 3 hours a week safe less likely to have a stroke compared to women who are inactive.

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