Why did I have a stroke?

Last Reviewed: April 2022

In short, the answer is unknown. Every specific test was negative.

However I suffer from diabetes and hypertension. Each of these is a risk factor and in me, neither was particularly well-controlled despite medical check-ups.

There is a lesson here in not allowing things to slide. It is likely that an effective med exists – there are hundreds of medicines on the market. Poor control could indicate that the best med for a patient has simply not yet been discovered.

In my case, every one of my meds was changed by hospital specialists, which indicates that pre-stroke, I was not prescribed the optimal meds.

Post-stroke, I have better control.