Stroke Symptoms and Treatment for Women

Strokes are one of the most common and dangerous medical issues that occur each year. Over 125,000 people die from a stroke or complications (blood clots and stroke induced pneumonia) of a stroke each year. While this is still only about 16% of the total people who have a stroke, it’s still dangerously fatal. Strokes happen when a blood vessel ruptures and blocks the flow of blood to the brain. It can also happen if a blood clot forms in the wrong place.

It’s true that men are more likely to suffer from strokes. However women tend to show more risk factors. Women are also more likely to have a stroke be fatal. The CDC has statistics which show that one in five women is likely to have a stroke at some point in their life and that over half of them will die from it. Currently, stroke is the third leading cause of death in all women!