Learn about the most common stroke symptoms in women

Learn about the most common stroke symptoms in women

In a review published last Thursday (18/8) in the scientific journal Circulation, the American Heart Association (AHA), an American organization that aims to disseminate information about cardiovascular disease, listed symptoms resulting from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). The document also explains that the signs can appear differently between men and women.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked, causing a lack of enough oxygen to function normally in part of the brain. The health problem occurs suddenly and suddenly, and it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention.

Incidents like this killed more and more females. According to data from the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, between 2010 and 2015 there was an increase in the number of deaths in women due to stroke, while deaths in men decreased.

Paying attention to the signs of a stroke is essential to seek medical help as soon as possible. For this, it is important to know the different ways in which the disease acts in the body. To this end, the AHA has included the symptoms of stroke.

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According to the review, women are more likely to have non-focal symptoms, that is, symptoms not related to a specific area of ​​the brain. Among them:

  • Headache;
  • mental state change
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  • Stupor: A state of profound loss of awareness of the body, which is only created by strong stimulation.

Signs of atypical stroke

According to the American Heart Association, recent studies have shown that new symptoms are attributable to stroke in both sexes. paying off:

  • Partial sensory deficit: the inability to feel touch and pain.
  • Vertigo: loss of balance caused by the sensation of spinning.
  • Double vision: seeing two images of one body.

The association recognizes that more studies are needed to understand the above signs. Race, ethnicity, age, and type of stroke must also be considered to better understand the disease.

first signs

Among the most common signs that patients report at the time of stroke, whether they are men or women, are:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face and extremities, usually on one side of the body
  • difficulty speaking
  • confusion;
  • Dizziness;
  • difficulty walking;
  • A change in vision in one or both eyes.

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