Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about stroke.

Why are more young people having strokes?

There are studies underway to understand the increase of stroke in young adults. Some women have an increased risk of stroke at a younger age from the use of hormones or oral contraceptives. Pregnancy is another risk factor.

There are also significant levels of other medical conditions – such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes – that are not well-managed or treated in young adults. It is also important to remember that any adult of any age can present with atypical signs of a stroke, such as sudden severe vertigo and dizziness, nausea or vomiting.

Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Schedule an appointment

If you think you are having a stroke, dial 911 immediately. To schedule an appointment with a neurologist, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.