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Signs of a Silent Stroke Hard to Pin Down

Every year, more than 500,000 U.S. citizens are diagnosed by their doctors as having had a stroke making it one of the top health problems in the country. But along with the many major strokes are diagnosed, there are a huge number of silent strokes that are occurring as well.

Many of these strokes go unnoticed because people often think of strokes as a dramatic event that instantly causes symptoms like paralysis, inability to speak, and so on. Many so called silent strokes, however, do not trigger such symptoms.

Much of the time the discovery that they may have had a mini-stroke happens when they are having medical tests performed for some seemingly unrelated symptoms. A recent study revealed that up to as many as 10% of people with an average age of 62 had evidence of a min-stroke according to their MRI brain scan.

A disturbing trend for the past 10 years or so, is that the number of incidences of these silent strokes seem to be happing at younger ages. It’s probably to be expected as certain other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are occurring in adults at earlier ages as well. The extremely disconcerting thing about the rising number of silent strokes is that many have them and don’t even realize it because they have no symptoms.

As a matter of fact, in many cases the sole proof that a silent or mini-stroke has occurred may be the printout on an MRI brain scan, which many people don’t have as a regular part of the annual checkup.

The truly sad part about this state of affairs is that many strokes are preventable simply by following sensible health guidelines on natural ways on how to lower high blood pressure.

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