Stroke signs in women

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464054 tn?1223826633 How is your sister –in-law? Stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain stops. The usual symptoms of stroke are: numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body), confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, trouble seeing in one or both eyes, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or severe headache with no known cause. Some of these were seen with your sister-in-law.
Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
Avatar f tn The men were as likely as the women to become depressed with marital strain, but the link between negativity, depression and metabolic syndrome only applied to women, she said. The depression in women accounted for the metabolic syndrome, she said. Exactly why isn't known, but Henry speculated that women may take the negativity more to heart and ruminate about it more than men. Henry can't say specifically how much risk of metabolic syndrome is attributed to the negativity.
Avatar n tn 31/F. Had classic symptoms of stroke, when I was taken to the ER I was told I was having a strokeby nuerologist. Right side of my body was paralyzed, and left side of face was affected. CT w/out contrast,MRI,EEG all came back negative. When reading over nuerologist notes from ER he stated that Spasticity was observed also.
Avatar n tn Am on various medications for stroke and angina, but received no advice whatsoever from our local hospital on how having a stroke would be likely to affect me. Stroke services in my part of the UK are set to cater strictly for the over 65's, and anyone younger than that has to find out anything they need by themselves.
Avatar n tn A stroke secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
299260 tn?1304219705 But normally all my AF pain is in my lower back. It's a trait in my family. All the women have 100% back labor and we all have back cramps during AF. Weird. But this time my lower back is sore... but not cramping. All my cramps are just little twinge cramps in my abdomen. Way low, so I know it's not my stomach. So I don't know what that's about yet. We'll see in a few days. We're supposed to test on Sunday. Not much longer to wait now!
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape… But a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape. A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
299260 tn?1304219705 A Woman Of Strength A strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape… But a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape. A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
Avatar n tn I'am a 43 year old tripple bypass patient i'am presently showing signs that i might of had a stroke i've had a tia in the past and iam so nervous right now because iam waiting to have a cat scan done and a ulrta sound done in the mean time iam experecing numbness and tingling on my left side i'am also a diabetic ...........
469720 tn?1388149949 This is partly because blacks have higher risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Sex (gender) - Stroke is more common in men than in women. In most age groups, more men than women will have a stroke in a given year. However, more than half of total stroke deaths occur in women. At all ages, more women than men die of stroke. Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women.
Avatar n tn Both the Christian Medical Association, an association of 17,000 doctors, and Concerned Women for America (CWA) have criticized the FDA’s absurd rationale in distributing Plan B without medical supervision, which requires medical oversight for lower doses of progestin (the hormone in birth control pills) in order to protect women from serious health complications such as blood clots and stroke.
1344197 tn?1392822771 “Hysterectomy in women aged 50 and younger substantially increases the risk for cardiovascular disease later in life and removal of ovaries further adds to the risk of both coronary heart disease and stroke.” Erik Ingelsson J. Kyle Mathews, MD Plano OB Gyn Associates Plano Urogynecology Associates www.drjkm.
Avatar n tn It is so rare for heart attacks or stroke to occur. If a heart attack does occur, what better place to be? I had severe disease in 2 arteries, and I mean severe. I've had 8 procedures in one leg, and one in the other. I've never had any problem. If there is a problem in a procedure, it's more than likely going to be due to human error. All my procedures have been performed at a training/research hospital and a consultant is always in the room watching carefully.
1530342 tn?1405020090 But there are telltale signs that the grassroots army that propelled him is in a much less giving mood. It's not a huge surprise; the bad economy has hit Obama's small donors too. When you're having trouble paying the bills, you're not exactly pining to pitch in hard-earned money to help a powerful president.
Avatar dr m tn It’s now known that about a 23% of men and 11% of women in this country have some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. This number gets even higher in older women, especially after menopause. The reason why this is so problematic is that untreated, the sleep apnea patient has a 2 to 3 time increase in risk of cardiovascular complications, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks or even strokes.
Avatar f tn It is scary and two months ago, I went to the doctor to make sure I was having a heart attack or stroke. He assured me all was fine. I am a 45 year old woman who is in search of an answer.
Avatar n tn , the AHA national home page. Refer to section H in the guide, Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs. This guide is copyright 1997. There is no known difference in the presentation (signs and symptoms) of heart attacks or strokes between women and men. The variably of symptoms lies in the individual, not the gender. The AHA guide should provide all the information you are looking for as well as much more.
Avatar n tn I suggest you all do the same as well. One of the early signs of diabetes can be tingling or numbness in the fingers and toes, and multiple sclerosis and related diseases also can have numbness or tingling of the extremities as an early symptom. Unless you have a family history of diabetes or are otherwise at high risk, these are unlikely diagnoses but it's worth ruling them out. So, all of my fellow people with numb toes, go see a doc!
Avatar m tn An FDA spokesman said the agency has revoked device approvals before, although the step is rare. ReGen, based in Hackensack, N.J., asked the FDA in 2005 to approve its device under the so-called 510k system, which allows speedy approval for devices that are similar to products already on the market. ReGen argued that the Menaflex was comparable to shoulder joint implants sold by Johnson & Johnson, Stryker and other companies.
Avatar f tn I think you will be pleased with the change in your grandmother. Be ever alert for the signs and symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia. This condition can be irreversible. Again this is just my personal opinion, and obviously Caregivers also. I am not a physician and far from an expert. However Caregiver is correct when he says Haldol is known as a chemical straight-jacket. Haldol has it's place and I have seen it work wonders in younger psychotic patients.
572651 tn?1531002957 I drove a big service van and carried hundreds of pounds of equipment up ladders sometimes three stories high all day long. I worked on 135 degree roofs in summer and below freezing in winter. I still love mechanical things. Oh and I did this after dropping out of Grad School for Art History.
Avatar f tn My mom had something similar and went in to have it removed. She has a tiny scar, but is glad it is gone. I don't know what caused it. Her procedure was outpatient, so she went home the same day.
1968463 tn?1374761413 .Sorry guys, I guess I got one of the remedies mixed up in my head. The "Robitussin" treatment helps with the widespread pain...I'm guessing it may be why I find so much relief when I combine this with a hot tub! Sorry ot has taken me so ling to post...It's been a rough week or so.
Avatar n tn Many drs miss this diagnosis, especially in women and in the early stages. It is the most common genetic disorder found among people of European descent and the most often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed until late stages of the organ damage.
Avatar f tn The lack of sweating is one of the first signs of heat illnesses, so if we don't get that clue we don't know that we are in need of cooling off immediately.
Avatar n tn , the AHA national home page. Refer to section H in the guide, Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs. This guide is copyright 1997. There is no known difference in the presentation (signs and symptoms) of heart attacks or strokes between women and men. The variably of symptoms lies in the individual, not the gender. The AHA guide should provide all the information you are looking for as well as much more.
Avatar n tn You'll probably notice signs of impending menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in your 40s. But some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s.") ...just thought I would post this because someone mentioned that everyone posting here is female...and just wondered if it could be related to perimenopause...
Avatar f tn ANA test can be false-positive in many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, subacute bacterial endocarditis, HIV, liver disease, malignancy, type 1 diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis and MS. They can also occur in patients w/ silicone get implants, pregnant women and the elderly.