Xarelto Lawsuit Indiana
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Much like heart attacks, strokes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States
at this current time. According to the CDC, one in every nineteen deaths is due to a stroke
in America. Of course, strokes do not always result in death. In the US, nearly 800,000
people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke is one of the top causes for long-term disability
Why do strokes occur? What do I need to know about strokes? There are several causes for
stroke in both men and women today. We are going to focus primarily on women and strokes. The
best way to prevent a stroke from occurring is to be aware of what causes the strokes in the
first place. First, we will look at risk factors for stroke and then we will talk about what
happens when you have a stroke. Lastly, we will talk about questions you can ask your doctor
to reduce your risk of having a stroke.
Risk Factors for Strokes in Women
Did you know that women of all ages are at risk for stroke? Of course, like many health
conditions, the risks go up with age, but even young adult women are at risk for stroke. The
following are some risk factors that contribute to women having strokes.
History in the family of stroke
Lack of exercise
High blood pressure
Taking oral contraception or using birth control patches
Hormone replacement therapy after menopause
A thick waist in combination with a high triglyceride level
Being a migraine sufferer
Pregnancy causes some changes in the body that can relate to an increased risk of stroke in
the mother. Higher blood pressure and stress on the heart are two main reasons a pregnant
mother is at risk for stroke. Utilizing hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives
has been known to increase the likelihood of blood clots which leads to an increased risk of
A stroke is when either a blood clot prevents blood from getting to the brain or your blood
vessel that leads to the brain breaks. This prevents your brain from receiving oxygen and can
cause brain damage. That is why prevention is so important.
Questions You Can Ask Your Doctor About Strokes
When you visit your doctor each year, it is important to go through the screenings for
overall health. Blood pressure, cholesterol levels, weight and activity level are all
important things for you and your doctor to discuss. Ask your doctor what you can do to
decrease your chance of stroke.
Also ask them what the signs are of a stroke so you will be able to catch it on time before
too much damage occurs. Working closely with your doctor, you might consider eliminating or
limiting use of hormone replacements or birth control pills as well.
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