Many women are not aware of these facts, and are of great importance to learn the symptoms which can help to prevent the long-term effect. Keep in mind that all these signs are very serious and should not be ignored.

womanTypical risk factors for stroke in both sexes:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • The use of drugs and smoking
  • Diabetes

However, in the case of women, there are some factors that raise the risk of stroke, such as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Mental health
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Using birth control pills
  • Migraines