Stroke Risk Factors Unique To Women

Both men and women could have stroke. But are you aware that every year 55,000 more women have stroke than year in the United States? What cause this disproportion? Are they causes to stroke that are unique to women?

In years’ of study, researchers have identified below risk factors of stroke in women.

  • Early age of menarche (less than 10 years old)
  • Early age at menopause (less than 45 years old)
  • Low levels of the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS)
  • Taking oral estrogen or combined oral contraceptives

Of course only a proportion of women with the above have a stroke in their life time. However, women with the above should be aware of the higher risk of stroke, and should be monitored carefully. Women with the above should follow a healthy diet and lifestyle, and reduce the risk of hypertension and stroke.


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