Saturday, February 10, 2018

Why Women Are More Prone To Suffer Stroke Decoded

Why Women Are More Prone To Suffer Stroke Decoded

Why Women Are More Prone To Suffer Stroke Decoded

Experts have found the reason why women are more prone to suffer stroke decoded. They found that there are some factors behind why the stroke disproportionately affects women more than men. The factors are fluctuations in hormone levels, early age of menopause and menarche.

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Stroke is a leading cause of disability that affects 55,000 more women than men each year, according to the researchers.  

Co-author of the study Kathryn Rexrode from Brigham and Women's Hospital in the US said, "Many people don't realise that women suffer stroke more frequently than men and mortality is much higher among women.”

For the study, published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, experts delved into the scientific literature to investigate evidence about risk factors that are unique to women.

Why Women Are More Prone To Suffer Stroke Decoded

They explored the effects of potential risk factors such as:
Hormone levels

Hormone therapy
Time of menarche and menopause
Hormonal birth control

The research team found that fluctuations in naturally occurring hormone levels, adverse effects of supplemental hormones used as contraception or to treat menopausal symptoms are some of the factors that can elevate stroke risk among women.

Experts also mention that while many of these factors are common, only a fraction of women who have one or more will have a stroke in their lifetimes.

These women should be aware that they are at higher risk. They should monitor themselves and motivated to adhere to adopt healthy habits to decrease the risk of high blood pressure and subsequent stroke.

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