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Having a stroke is a life-changing event whose long-term repercussions can last from months to years. A stroke is like experiencing a fire in the brain, so it is vitally important to understand that the faster the response is to help someone who suffers a stroke, the greater the number of people they can save. However, the signs of a stroke can be experienced differently between men and women, and even between age groups.  However, many do not understand what are the warning signs of a stroke between different genders. A stroke operates in two different areas depending on the affected area.

Signs of a Brain Spill:

Ischemic stroke – occurs when the blood supply in the brain is interrupted.

Hemorrhagic stroke – occurs when blood vessels in the brain rupture allowing blood to accumulate in the spaces between those cells.

A stroke can lead to permanent damage such as partial paralysis, long-term memory loss and speech impairment. Although stroke is more common in women, men’s health can also be adversely affected for some time after the event. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death almost everywhere in the world, and many people around the world will experience a stroke throughout their lives, so it is vital to understand the warning signs of a stroke in all genders and ages.

8 Common Signs of Cerebral Spill:

Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg often centered along one side of the body

  • Difficulty seeing by one or both eyes
  • Sudden confusion
  • Difficulty speaking and understanding
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Sudden difficulty walking
  • Dizziness with loss of balance
  • Inability to reach both arms

The way Strokes Occur in Women:

“Women experience a stroke more often than men, but the signs of a stroke in women are often more difficult to detect”.

Because women often live longer than men, more women will live alone when they have a stroke. Women report several key differences or additional signs of a stroke in women that are different from the most common signs of a stroke. Women experience the most common signs of a stroke, but also report additional signs that include:

  • Loss of consciousness or fainting
  • Weakness throughout the body
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Disorientation
  • Hiccup
  • Agitation
  • Pain
  • Sudden changes in behavior

These types of unique female symptoms are more difficult to detect because they are not always noticed as stroke symptoms.

Men and Strokes:

Stroke patterns are generally faster to detect than in women. However, men are often the least likely to be able to detect the signs of a stroke in men. Having a stroke can be common in all male racial groups, such as African-American men, Native Americans, Asians and whites. In general, men experience transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or “mini-strokes” more frequently before a possible complete stroke occurs. Signs of a stroke in men often manifest as cerebral dysfunction, including:

  • Difficulty speaking
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach ache
  • Face fall on one side
  • Dizziness
  • Inability to understand the conversation
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of vision in one or both eyes

The lifetime risk of a stroke is lower in men than in women with overall positive recovery results. Men are also less likely to experience a long-term disability after the event.

There is Life After a Stroke:

Understanding how strokes work between genders can make a difference in how to manage their potential long-term effects. A stroke can occur in all racial and gender groups, so ongoing research and understanding of the conditions of its various symptoms are important frontline tools to lessen its negative effects. Men and women have symptoms of a stroke differently, so it is especially important to understand those differences. If you are at risk of a stroke, be sure to include healthy changes in your life that can help prevent a stroke. These changes could include:

  • Keep a healthy weight
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Reduce red meat by eating more fish, poultry and organic foods

There is life after a stroke, and knowledge backed by understanding will continue to save lives of a world murderer.

 

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