• How Did I Have A Stroke In My 20’s? By Elizabeth Gates

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    Do you know the facts about strokes?  Have you always thought strokes are only for people of an older skew?  Well, that’s not true, strokes don’t discriminate. 

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    The picture you see above is a 20 something’s women who shares her experience with the Daily Beast.  Read her journey below.

    Waking up to a pounding headache after a bachelorette party, The Daily Beast’s Elizabeth Gates chalked it up to the revelry. Then she found she couldn’t speak. Three months later, she writes about having a major stroke at an unthinkably young age.

    On May 1, I suffered a stroke. Overnight I lost my ability to speak, write, and read. I’m not overweight and I don’t have high blood pressure. I’m not overdosing on steroids and I don’t take birth control. And I’m not in my 70s—I’m in my 20s. From everything I heard in health class, I was poised for optimal health.

    I was doing everything right. Juicing every day? Check. Pescatarian? Check. Yoga? Check. Stopped smoking cigarettes (almost)? Check. Calling home once a week? Check.

    How the hell did I have a stroke?

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