Women just like men suffer from cardiovascular events such as a heart attack and stroke. Although the symptoms for these events are similar for both genders, some are more specific for women, and because of that in this article we shall focus on those particular symptoms.
Women have certain hormones that can influence blood clotting and the development of blood vessels, and this circulatory disorder prevents oxygen from reaching certain brain cells.
There are two types of stroke:
Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
Ischemic stroke is manifested by lack of blood supply thus causing damage to brain tissue and also narrowing the blood vessels. They should be treated and thus prevent the occurrence of clots and fat which will reducethe risk of formation of new clots.
On the other hand, thehemorrhagic occurs when a rupture of the cerebral vessels causes constant pressure and swelling in the brain. As a result of that the doctor will prescribe a medication that will lower blood pressure.A surgical intervention can serve as a preventive measure to avoid any further recurrences. If the patient is in a serious condition, the method of angioplasty can be also used.
6 Common Signs of a Stroke
A sign of a stroke is a sudden violent headache which can be followed by vomiting and nausea.
Loss of consciousness
This is probably the most radical sign of a stroke which indicates that a vessel which is connected directly to the brainstem is being clogged or it is ruptured thus causing bleeding.
This symptom can appear all of a sudden, but it is one of the first symptoms of stroke.
Acute pain in the chest
If a person experiences an acute chest painaccompanied by a feeling of tightness, then it is most likely that he or she is having a stroke.
An unexpected fatigue, sudden mood changes, irritability or confusion are as well as indications of a stroke.
If you cannot control your language, actions or behavior and experience disorientation, then these are symptoms of an imminent arrival of a stroke.
How to act while having a stroke?
It is of vital importance to learn and recognize these preliminary symptoms of stroke so that you can save your life or the life of the person that experiences it.
Naturally, you should immediately call for professional help, but while waiting for it to come you can help the affected person by asking him to do certain things and answer some questions.
If one of the symptoms is unusual long or confused speech, then you should ask questions and make the affected person to repeat words or simple phrasesin order to check the appearance of language disorders.
If there is some confusion in your movements, then you should raise both hands and both arms. If you are having a stroke, then one of the two hands or one of the two arms will not follow the other and may fall back. You should do this same procedure if the person that is near you experiences a stroke.
Tell the person to grit its teeth or smile or even pull its tongue out. If there is a certain asymmetry in the face, then this indicates a stroke.
You can as well as ask the affected person to shake your hand. If the pressure is less on one side, then this might be an indication that the stroke has started its course.
Prevention is the best treatment
In order to protect your body from such occurrences you should implement a healthy lifestyle meaning intake of healthy ingredients and following a regular physical activity. Nasty habits like smoking or drinking alcohol should be reduced or even terminated.