Unusual Signs Of Stroke In Women You Didn’t Know About
• Pregnancy – Estrogen levels increase. It is a coagulent, and the risk levels are higher in late stages. Blood pressure should be watched.
• Gestational diabetes.
• Oral contraceptive use – estrogen is a coagulent, and higher levels increase the risk.
• Postmenopausal hormone use – contains estrogen, which is a coagulent, and higher levels increase the risk.
• Changes in hormonal status – estrogen is a coagulent, and higher levels increase the risk.
• Migraine with aura
• Atrial fibrillation
• Diabetes mellitus – raises your risk four times.
• Hypertension – risk increases above 120/80 (mm Hg). This is the primary risk factor for stroke.
• Physical inactivity – raises the risk.
• Age – increased risk at 55 or older.
• Prior cardiovascular disease.
• Smoking – second hand smoke raises the risk, too. Women who smoke and have migraines with an aura should stop immediately.
• Metabolic syndrome.
• Depression – part of psychosocial stress
• Psychosocial stress – When depression, dissatisfaction with life and a negative get together, it increases your risk of stroke three times.
Stroke.org declares that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Also, they are not limited to the elderly, but can happen to people of any age, although, two-thirds of all strokes occur in people over 65. The risk of stroke also doubles when there is a history of stroke in the family.