Features of stroke symptoms in women

Women are more likely than men to non-traditional stroke symptoms begin.

Stroke - an acute cerebrovascular accident.It develops when the blood flow in the vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the brain cells is disrupted.This is due to their rupture (hemorrhagic stroke) or blockage (ischemic stroke or cerebral infarction).In this part of the brain no longer receives the necessary oxygen, and nerve cells that area begin to die.

annually in Russia cerebral stroke transferred about 500 thousand. Man.Although the death rate from the disease is higher in men, in general, stroke is more common in women.

Along with common for women and men risk factors (age, high blood pressure, family history, smoking, diabetes), in women, the risk of stroke increases as the presence of migraine pain, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy pathology.

In this connection it is particularly important to know and be able to timely recognize the symptoms of a stroke.The more symptoms of cerebral ci

rculation is known, the faster you can recognize it and seek specialized help.

There are general, traditional symptoms of acute stroke, which are typical for men and women:

  • sudden weakness of the muscles of the face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden difficulty with pronunciation and understanding speech;
  • sudden blurred vision in one or both eyes;
  • sudden impaired ability to walk, dizziness, loss of balance, impaired coordination;
  • sudden very severe headache.

Women more often than men, stroke developed with the emergence of so-called non-traditional symptoms.There may occur such phenomena as:

  • sudden pain in the face and extremities;
  • sudden hiccup;
  • nausea;
  • general weakness;
  • chest pain;
  • sudden shortness of breath;
  • palpitations.

If there are any of these symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention.Every minute counts, and the use of a simple algorithm may allow a person to get timely treatment he needs.

If you suspect that someone has appeared the first symptoms of a stroke, take a few simple tests.

  • First, ask the person to smile.Note the symmetry of the smile, whether immobility of one half of the face.
  • Ask the person to raise both arms.Please note that there are no weaknesses in one hand so that the person can not pick it up or keep it.
  • Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence for you.Is he repeats it?Do zvukoproiznoshenija disrupted?

Stroke Treatment is most effective if it is recognized and diagnosed within the first three hours of the onset of symptoms.When manifested in any of the above symptoms, you should like to see a doctor as soon as possible.

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