Stroke symptoms in women

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Avatar f tn stopping alcohol intake can improve the ataxia but if it is severe, some permanent symptoms may remain. In patients with cerebellar stroke, with intensive physical and occupational therapy over weeks to months, symptoms may become minimal and may even resolve completely.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to add, that you know your body better than anyone else and if it was a TIA/Mini Stroke, those are temporary and usually do not show up on x-rays but people that do have TIA's have something like a 30% chance of having another TIA or actually stroke within the following year. So you really need to be aware of stroke symptoms and if you get any of these symptoms you need to go straight to the ER.
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.
464054 tn?1223826633 Among women who were later treated for stroke, the study showed that many of them reported symptoms that were different from the typical stroke symptoms. Aside from the classic stroke symptoms, a woman may have: loss of consciousness or fainting, shortness of breath, falls or accidents, sudden pain in the face, chest, arms or legs, seizure, sudden hiccups, sudden nausea, sudden tiredness, and sudden palpitations. (http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar n tn I had a stroke in my cerebellum 4 months ago. I let the symptoms keep on for almost five days. I am not picture perfect health but it just runs deep in my family history, I have no blocked arteries.. I have small vessel disease and dr. said it can only be helped with an aspirin. I am not OLD, I consider myself young.
Avatar f tn I am at 25 year old women was born at 25 weeks premature in 1989 weighing 1 pound.
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 Hormone replacement therapy is not felt be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease in women. I am also not familiar with bloodletting therapy, but it is not used in the treatment of menopause.
352007 tn?1372861481 Some of my everyday symptoms went away or lightened up. (although my balance is still off and I am very slow in thinking in the morning and sometimes throughout the day. Paresthesia come and go in mouth, left leg). I hope what I am typing is making sense. I hate to insult my intelligence by doing so -- but it is what it is. Thank you rendean for your link. Thank you all for your responses. It's wonderful to be a woman isn't it?
Avatar f tn Sudden face and arm or leg pain Sudden hiccups Sudden nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) Sudden tiredness Sudden chest pain Sudden shortness of breath (feeling like you can’t get enough air) Sudden pounding or racing heartbeat and no Dr. will give a MRI to test her for a stroke. We have been to 4 ERs and seen over ten Doctors. She has been on cumadin for about 4 months now. Is there anything we can do to get her help before a stroke sets in.
Avatar n tn Endarterectomy is three times as effective as medical therapy alone in reducing stroke in individuals whose blockages are 70-95% and have symptoms. You may find the statistics you are looking at this site: http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/1240250946756LS-1982%20Heart%20and%20Stroke%20Update.042009.pdf Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn There are risk factors that one cannot avoid such as a family history of stroke, prior stroke, aging, etc. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn It has always been my understanding that the increase in stroke rate common in arrhythmia is associated with Atrial Fibrillation, which is a different arrhythmia than PSVT. Because in A-Fib the atria 9upper chambers) of the heart are '"quivering" and not pumping forcefully as in a normal heart, blood collects in parts of the heart, becomes stagnant and can clot. Eventually these clots can make their way out of the heart and into the blood stream.
764912 tn?1322715443 Hi tracy sounds like a seizure doesnt it. Are you still in the Mayo? So your symptoms are not stroke related which I suppose is something but if not a stroke then what is the question. I was worried about you but glad you have posted.
Avatar n tn Clotting disorders can be a primary cause for stroke related problems in young women. I have never heard anyone speak of stroke caused by migraine per se..From what I have read and my own problems I would agree with tactical that Basiliar Artery Migraine is possible as they present like TIA and stroke at times. But I would be sure that they check out Clotting disorder and Antiphospholipid Antibody.
Avatar n tn Pregnancy can cause a hypercoagulable state, and that can lead to stroke. Although the thalamus is not the most common site, more so in hypertensive stroke. Although you might not have hypertension, you might have had an episode that caused this stroke (unknown). Did they say that your talamic stroke was hemorrhagic or ischemic? Since you had a headache, I would think it would have been hemmorrhagic.
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 i had a brainstem stroke in 1998,i had locked in syndrome,i had no movement at all,trachy,no speech, for 4 years a feeding tube for years, 3 years hospital stayi was a complete,vegatable,luckliy you do not stay like that ,i was in 3 comas and had pnumonia, now im not paralized i had 2 more kids,i can type ,run my household look after 5 kids,i see the doctor only for my flu jab,excercise every other day and heres how i done it,firstly the doctors dont help,when you leave hospital no one cares no
Avatar n tn I am now 33 and am thinking about having another child, but none of my doctors know for sure why I had a stroke in the first place. Both my ob and neurologist think that I should be fine, but they really have never seen this before. I keep looking for other opinions....and suggestions? Anyone out there that had a baby after a stroke?
Avatar n tn CT, MRI, MRA, EKC, EEG, blood work, TEE (while completely awake, since I was pregnant, and I chose to have it done awake -- not sure why anyone would not have this test done if offered since it can provide valuable information about a possible hole in the heart causing stroke-like symptoms). The only abnormal test results I got was that my Circle of Willis (a blood pathway in the back of the head) was slightly abnormal in that one side bulged and the other constricted.
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.
214864 tn?1229718839 2, 2007) — Older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack may have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke and an increased risk of death in the next five years, according to a new report. Panic attacks involve the sudden development of fear, anxiety or extreme discomfort accompanied by four or more additional symptoms, according to background information in the article.
469720 tn?1388149949 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.
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 I've been on Lupron before, so I am prepare to feel the hot flashes and all of the other menoupase symptoms the Lupron will produce in my body....I am ok about it, I HAVE TO! I was really sad that this lap didn't produce the expected results, but now that I am feeling better, I am ok about going at it again in a few months. Thank you all for you words of support...you are all amazing! ;o) Arlotheslug: I am really happy to see you here, what will be your next move?
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.
Avatar n tn Remember, that up to 30% of females have a patent ovale and the risk of stroke in this population doesn't seem to be greater than the population at large, with the exception of the risk factors mention. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Becomes severely disoriented, confused, detached, and virtually catatonic with High BP onset (full recovery in approx 1hr after Normodyne Trandate push). Onset seems to be having a lower threshold (@170/110 this PM) as time continues. Experiencing on-going muscle weakness, imbalance, and numbness on one side (Left side of RH person). CT = Neg, MRI = Neg, Ultrasound = 0-30% of carotid, EEG = Norm, Electro-cardio = Norm, Chem7 = Norm, LP CSF = Neg/Norm. No HX in family of HBP.
Avatar n tn 2 weeks ago I went in to the ER for all the same symptoms all the rest of you stroke survivors had. But my major complaint other than the Dizzieness, was I was experienceing right leg numbness. Well to make a long story a little shorter,I was experiencing a stroke ... an hour and a half later, I start to lose my speaking qualities. So after 2 negative CT's and a negative MRI, and negative Spinal Tap, I was to have a MRA test done that in the end, showed two small strokes.
Avatar m tn operation went well... transferes to the stroke unit.. but 4 days later started to not be so alert... in which they sent him for a further scan which showed a clot near the brain stem... this discussin wot to do now....mon its now wednesday and no agreement yet.... wen spoken too he do wake as he is awear of his surroundings,,, can u give a little help in his recovery?? if operatated??