Feeling disorientated, chest pain, headache are the most common signs of stroke in women, which are typically not reported by men having strokes.
A new research study shows that women can have less traditional symptoms of stroke than men and are more likely to experience other alternative symptoms first.
This discrepancy or difference in stroke symptoms can cause you to delay seeking the right treatment at the right time.
Realize that recognizing stroke symptoms and getting quick diagnosis and treatment is the best defense to avoid stroke risks.
Here are a few clues for you to recognize the symptoms of stroke. In addition to, or instead of traditional stroke symptoms, you may experience these particular symptoms of stroke:
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
- Sudden tiredness, nausea, hiccups
- Falls or accidents
- Sudden racing heartbeat and also pain in face, chest, arms or legs
- Seizures and even shortness of breath
Apart from these unusual stroke signs, you can also experience traditional stroke symptoms, which are often experienced by men. These classic stroke symptoms mainly include:
- When you are suffering from a stroke, you may stumble or feel sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of co-ordination in your body organs.
- If you’re having a stroke, you may experience slurred speech or may not be able to come up with the words to explain what is happening to you.
- Paralysis or numbness on one side of your body or trouble with seeing things are also very common signs of stroke.
For most people, stroke gives no warning. But one possible sign of an impending stroke is a transient ischemic attack (TIA). When you encounter TIA, there will be a temporary interruption of blood flow to a few parts of your brain.
The signs and symptoms of TIA are the same as stroke, but they usually last for shorter periods and disappear without leaving clear permanent effects.
Lifestyle changes to prevent frequent stroke signs
When you know that you have had a stroke, it would be better for you to make necessary changes in your routine lifestyle that can possibly prevent frequent stroke symptoms. Some of those particular lifestyle changes include:
- Maintain healthy weight. Being overweight certainly increase your risk of other stroke complications such as blood pressure, diabetes (diabetes types)and other cardiovascular diseases.
- Eat low cholesterol and low saturated fat foods. This can reduce the plaques in your arteries.
- Smoking can potentially put your life at risk. So, it would be better for you to quit your smoking habit to reduce the risks of stroke.
Know more about other effective lifestyle changes to avoid the adverse effects of stroke. Implement those particular changes in your routine lifestyle and make your life healthy and happening.