Stroke

Diseases & Conditions

QI’m confused about stroke symptoms that present in women. Should I look for the same symptoms as men or different ones? AThe answer is both—but start with the “classic” symptoms that both men and women experience. Knowing these common symptoms is an essential starting point. These include… Sudden severe headache Numbness or weakness on one

Diseases & Conditions

QFor a woman, what are the most important stroke risk factors? AThe major ones are shared by both genders—high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise. But women have unique risk factors, too… • Women who take birth control pills or are pregnant are at higher risk of developing blood

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