Low blood pressure may also cause an
ischemic stroke, although this is less common. Low blood pressure results in reduced
blood flow to the brain. It may be caused by narrowed or diseased
arteries, a heart attack, a large loss of blood, or a severe infection.
Since you've recently had a stroke, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.
1. How soon can I expect to recover after my stroke?
2. How will having a stroke change what I can and can't do?
3. Will I need to change my diet? What foods should I be avoiding or eating more of?
4. Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make?
5. Would physical or occupational therapy be helpful? Can you make a referral?
6. Are there any medications I should take to help me during my recovery?
Some surgeries (such as endarterectomy) or other procedures (such as
carotid artery stenting) that are used to treat narrowed carotid arteries may cause a blood
clot to break loose, resulting in a stroke.
Causes of hemorrhagic stroke
hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in or around the
Bleeding inside the brain itself (intracerebral hemorrhage, or ICH) may be a
result of long-term high blood pressure.
Bleeding in the space around the
brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage, or SAH) may be caused by a ruptured
aneurysm or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Other less common causes include head or neck injuries, certain diseases, and radiation treatment for cancer in the neck or brain.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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