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What age can you have a stroke ?

What age can you have a stroke ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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It is a myth that stroke occurs only in older adults. A person of any age can have a stroke. But, stroke risk does increase with age. For every 10 years after the age of 55, the risk of stroke doubles, and two-thirds of all strokes occur in people over 65 years old. Stroke also seems to run in some families. Stroke risk doubles for a woman if someone in her immediate family (mom, dad, sister, or brother) has had a stroke.

Compared to white women, African-American women have more strokes and have a higher risk of disability and death from stroke. This is partly because more African-American women have high blood pressure, a major stroke risk factor. Women who smoke or who have high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (a kind of irregular heart beat), heart disease, or diabetes are more likely to have a stroke. Hormonal changes with pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are also linked to an increased risk of stroke.
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as a stroke is a rupture or blockage of the blood vessels in the brain it can occur at any age but likelihood increases with age. most commonly these bleeds are caused by arteriosclerosis.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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