‘I am woman’ is the theme for the world stroke day

women are more prone to stroke,: more attention given to causes and prevention of stroke in women this world stroke day..

Latest studies show that women are more prone to stroke and highly vulnerable.

women are likely to experience a severe decline in cognitive function and run a higher risk of post stroke depression.women are also more vulnerable and likely to suffer from hypertension, irregular heart-beats and obesity which increases chance of stroke

Symptoms that help recognise stroke are-

-face drooping,numbness in hands and speech difficulty

Birth control pills and other hormonal pills increase the risk further.vitamin B12 deficiency is another factor.Deficiency of certain proteins in the blood make women more prone to coagulation-inability to control blood clotting-increasing venus & arterial strokes

The Deccan Herald


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