Stroke Warning Signs That Women Need To Know

Good health is truly the best wealth, so it is important to know the warning signs of stroke. Strokes are said to be more common in women, this is why becoming aware of the following stroke warning signs are essential.

Stroke signs and symptoms to be cautious about

It has been recently found that stroke continues to be the fifth main cause of death in men. In women, it is the third main cause. Stroke is a condition where a part of the brain is affected due to a blood clot. The blood clot prevents the normal blood supply to this part of the brain. There are numerous symptoms associated with the onset of stroke. These include numbness experienced in the limbs and face, headaches, hiccups, nausea, shortness of breath, chest pains and others.  These are the general symptoms but women might also experience other signs that indicate stroke. Knowing these additional symptoms would help women stay cautious. Here are the most common symptoms that are specifically noted in women who have stroke:

Sudden unexplained feeling of weakness, feeling light headed and losing consciousness, anxiety, trouble breathing eventually leading to shortness of breath, feeling nauseous and vomiting in some cases, hallucinations, seizures, hiccups, or pain.

Few or more of these symptoms might occur right when the blood supply to the brain starts getting interrupted. These might also be accompanied by other general stroke symptoms. Women who notice these signs should be warned of the impending danger and take immediate measures to alleviate the condition.

As stroke occurs differently in men and women the symptoms associated show a marked difference too. This is why the treatment procedure for stroke would also be slightly different for men and women. When we talk about stroke, early diagnosis would reduce the severity of the situation a great deal. The first few hours of the onset of stroke are the most critical. If suitable steps are not taken in this period then it might lead to severe complications. The warning signs mentioned would come as precursors. Understanding them and getting medical help can prevent life threatening situations. One thing that has been observed in most cases is that women, once they get stroke reach a hospital pretty late in comparison with men. This makes the treatment tougher. It also results in increasing the duration required for the complete recovery after stroke. This makes it even more important for women to be more aware of the signs of strokes to be prepared in the worst situations.

Dr. Lewis Morgenstern, from the University of Michigan, talks about stroke, “Either the experience of stroke is really different for some biological reason, or men and women experience the same phenomenon and explain it differently.” We are glad doctors and researchers like Dr. Morgenstern are working on stroke. 

Women who are smokers and those who are obese are at higher risk of stroke. Use of pills for birth control, women in the last trimester of pregnancy as well as new mothers soon after delivery are also considered vulnerable to stroke. Work associated stress as well as general stress can increase the chances of stroke.

Let’s keep all stroke victims in our prayers. Some have a long road to recovery and many new advances in stroke recovery are being made by medicine, but prevention is best. Keep your family and friends educated and safe by sharing or forwarding this story so they can know the early warning signs of stroke. God bless you.

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If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all. Mark 9:35

The Servant of All: 

We place a lot of stock in numbers, wanting to finish first, wanting to know where we rank compared to our peers. Lists are compiled annually of the wealthiest, the most influential, and the most famous. Athletes are used to being ranked, and most businesses rely on numbers to determine their budgets, their goals, and their margins. Usually, people are only happy when they’re moving up on the list. However, there’s one list that we should hope to be last on: those people who want to be first in the kingdom of God. Jesus tells us that if you want to demonstrate your passion, commitment, and dedication to the Lord, you must be the servant of all—last on the list. In a dog-eat-dog world where competing means knowing your numerical place, it’s not easy to adopt a mindset of servanthood. Today, let Jesus be your role model for how to be first by being last. Pray: “Lord, forgive me for wanting to be first and to compete with those around me. Strengthen my heart to serve humbly, to be first only by being last.”

See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. Isaiah 42:9

Proclaim the Good News: 

Even though our society is not as formal as it once was, we still follow traditions around major events. For engagements, weddings, and the birth of children, many people still send out announcements to let the world know their happy news. Other formal announcements similarly report something that has already happened, relaying news that others need to know. Our Father not only proclaims the good news of grace through Christ, but he foretold that news for hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth. Similarly, he often prepares us for what’s about to happen in our lives even if he doesn’t outright announce it to us. He wants us looking ahead, placing our hope in him. As we are transformed into the likeness of Christ, we have good news to announce, too. We know how to receive forgiveness of sins, enjoy an abundant life, and spend eternity in heaven. Such news is too good to keep to ourselves! Pray: “Father, thank you for the good news of salvation through your Son, Jesus. I’m grateful for the way you announce good news and keep your promises.”

So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. 1 Samuel 17:50

Giant Slayers: Underdogs remain popular heroes for the very reason that they’re outnumbered, underestimated, and overwhelmed. Many people don’t expect them to win, and even if they support them, they can’t imagine how they can overcome the odds and achieve victory. We want to root for the underdog, especially when he’s battling injustice. One of humanity’s favorite underdogs remains the shepherd boy who went on to become king of Israel. David displayed his fearlessness and reliance on God as he squared off against the mighty Philistine giant Goliath, a bully intent on taunting the Israelites and mocking their God. After killing many of their men, the giant grew even louder and prouder of his brutish accomplishments. David wasn’t about to let this guy get away with this kind of behavior, not without a fight. So the young warrior drew on his experience as a shepherd defending his sheep from bears and lions. He used weapons familiar to his ability and comfort level. And he dropped Goliath face down in the dust. We have the same power of faith, courage, and determination at our disposal. We are giant slayers. Pray: “Dear Lord, thank you for the strength, power, and courage to overcome the giants in my life that try to block me.”

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