Stroke risk factors for women

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Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
Avatar m tn However, endurance training is also beneficial for bone density, for muscle mass, for oxidative stress. And these benefits are known to be greater if training was started early in life," he added. While physical activity can't stop age-related declines in heart structure and function, it can slow them down, Matelot noted. He said "it's never too late to change your way of life and get more physically active. This will always be beneficial for the heart and well-being.
Avatar n tn I am a 125 lb. female, 5’5”, 57 years of age, normal blood pressure, non-smoking, no other risk factors, not taking any other medications. Total cholesterol is 238; LDL 168; HDL 54; triglycerides 80. Am I a borderline case? Your comments would be appreciated.
755322 tn?1330269114 Has it helped, yes and no. I feel my brain is sharper in that I can concentrate for longer periods of time than before. My over all fatigue is better but not as good as just after the procedure. I have slipped back a bit over the year. Walking is worse. I am not sure clearing internal jugular blockages and blockages in the Azygos vein has much to do with walking performance. It helped in the beginning a bit, but that could have been a placebo effect. My walking has deteriorated pretty badly.
Avatar n tn No MI, no full stroke, no angina......is this still considered a family risk factor for me?
Avatar n tn Some risk factors for stroke apply only to women, including pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. These risk factors are tied to hormonal fluctuations, changes in blood volume, tendency to form blood clots, and other physical changes that affect a woman in different stages of life." Go through this link for some more info http://www.healthywomen.org/healthtopics/stroke You need to be closely observed as you are nearing due date. Take care and share your thoughts.
Avatar n tn You know, migraines do up the risk of stroke a bit, especially in young women taking birth control pills --- it may be,unfortunately, just several circumstances (including the PFO, perhaps) that all came together to produce the stroke. Hopefully, it will never happen again! Good luck.
469720 tn?1388146349 Early Warning Symptom for the #1 Killer of Women Is Under-recognized Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-clogged or narrowed arteries in the legs-is a red flag that the same process may be going on elsewhere because PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death.
Avatar m tn for people younger than 65 years with no risk factors the untreated annual risk of stroke is about 1%, whereas with one or more risk factors it is about 5%; for people aged 65-75 years with no risk factors the annual risk of stroke is about 4%, and with one or more risk factors it is about 6% per year; and for people older than 75 years with no risk factors the risk of stroke is about 3%-4%, whereas with one or more risk factors it is about 8% (see Box 2) (E1).7,26 from http://www.mja.com.
214864 tn?1229715239 After the researchers adjusted for other cardiovascular risk factors, having one or more panic attacks was associated with four times the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), three times the risk of having a heart attack or stroke and nearly twice the risk of death from any cause. These associations remained after controlling for depression, suggesting that panic attacks may be a separate, independent risk factor for cardiovascular events.
Avatar n tn If it is 1 of those 2 types and using the CHADS scoring system have at least 1-2 identifiable risk factors that would predispose them at risk for stroke.
Avatar m tn For statisctics, ischemic stroke which accounted for 87% of all strokes recorded, they found that the risk of stroke occurrence on days with low weather temperature was 32% higher than it was on days with high temperature. Hence, they suggested the implementation of "preventive measures ... such as avoiding low temperature.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering what some of the causes were and if you perhaps were told of risk factors that could lead to not carrying to full term. I am sorry for your loss if you have experienced it, I know very well what a shock and emptiness it can leave and it changes you forever. Hope you can give advice so many women can be more informed.
Avatar m tn There are many risk factors for stroke including age, race, family history of stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight, cardiovascular diseases, smoking and use of birth control use or other hormone therapy. These factors as well as risks and benefits of hormone therapy are often considered prior to any intake of any medication. While some studies show that estrogen are neuroprotective in stroke models, further tests may need to be done. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn 65 an intermediate risk factor) Diabetes Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) (in the past) If you have at least one of these risk factors, Coumadin may be considered and is clearly beneficial when two or more risk factors are present. Also, if a patient with AFib does have a prior stroke or TIA and no other risk factors, Coumadin is recommended.
1344197 tn?1392819171 A number of studies have suggested that hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries prior to age 50 may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. Given the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, and hysterectomy is such a common surgery, further investigation was warranted. A recent European study published in the European Heart Journal has helped bring this issue to the forefront. This large study looked at 800,000 women under the age of 50.
Avatar n tn Hello All laboratories should be viewed as a composite picture to create a risk profile for a patient. Other important factors are family history of heart disease and stroke. As well as you smoking history, exercise and eating habits. I would not look at an isolated value and become alarmed to the point of instituting treatment. I would however recommend that you speak to you heart doctor about cholesterol fractionation.
Avatar f tn Anyone else out there have ZERO risk factors for stroke, 100% clean bill of health but no reason why the stroke occured? Where do you go from here? Who can answer the clinical symptoms left when your doctor has no advice?