Patient Comments: Stroke - Risk Factors

Question:

Do you have any risk factors for stroke? If so, what are they and what are your concerns? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Glenda , 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 10

My daughter had 2 strokes - at 31 and 32. After seeing that her blood pressure and blood sugar were normal, that her carotid arteries were 'clean,' and that her heart (healed in infancy) was still working perfectly, they focused on cholesterol (which was under 200 but not perfectly balanced), and put her on atorvastatin. She had stroke 2. It occurred to none of them until stroke 2 to test for antiphospholipid antibodies. She's now on a blood thinner. Why didn't they test for APS after the 1st stroke!

Comment from: ikm, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I suspect I might have had a stroke. I have had abnormal weakness and sensitivity in my right hand and leg. The more threatening thing is that I have sickle cell trait. I used to feel strong until I started engaging in physically demanding work. Also, I don't have health insurance and can't afford medical care.

Comment from: frogette, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I recently had a stroke. I am a smoker. I am about 10 pounds overweight, do not have high blood pressure, don’t drink alcohol, don’t have high cholesterol, or heart problems. I am blessed to have only minimal side effects: some minor drool, minor speech issues, but do have headaches daily.

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