Do you know the signs of a stroke? Did you know that they're actually different for men and women? Well, maybe you did know that but I bet some of the symptoms on the list will surprise you still!
A recent study at the University of Ohio found that an alarming nine out of ten women do not know the symptoms of a stroke, specifically for women. “Women do not think they are going to have a stroke. They think of it as a man’s disease,” says Diana Greene-Chandos, M.D., neurologist and director of neuroscience critical care at Wexner in a press release. However-- 60 percent of the people who die from a stroke are women.
- Hiccups with chest pain (women)
- Headaches (women)
- Heart palpitations (women)
- Shortness of breath (women)
- Dizziness but no vertigo (women)
- Chest pain (women)
- Numbness throughout the body with one side being more numb than the other (women)
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes (both)
- Sudden confusion, or trouble understanding words or speaking (both)
- Numbness or weakness in leg, face or arm (both)
- Sudden loss of coordination, balance or ability to walk (both)