January 22, 2013, 9:40 am
Thanks to our friends at OHSU, I'm learning more about strokes every day. First, there's the risk factors: High blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes. Secondly, there are the warning signs: Slurred speech, inability to move a limb, confusion, and difficulty forming sentences.
Many people incorrectly assume that men suffer from strokes more than women. Woman are at a higher risk of strokes but scientists and doctors still don't completely understand why. Could it be statistical? Women outlive men and the risk of stroke increases with age. Maybe it's stress or hormone related? OHSU is hoping to understand stroke and have posted a great article on its On the Brain Blog.
Read more on OHSU's On the Brain Blog and let me know what you think.