Cerebral embolism is a serious condition that mostly attacks women. Look at the main symbols and react on time!
An embolism is a circulatory disorder in the brain, which prevents cells in the affected area from receiving enough oxygen, causing cell death. This can have long lasting effects, such as paralysis and speech problems.
Each year, approximately 800,000 people in the US UU. Suffer an embolism. 80% of those affected are over 65 years of age. But it can also happen to young people. Women suffer from embolisms more often than men, and often the consequences are very serious. For this reason, early detection is especially important.
Symptoms of cerebral embolism
There are several signs that warn of a possible embolism. What many people do not know is that the symptoms may be different for both men and women. On the other hand, there are classic signs of an embolism that are the same for both sexes: dizziness, blurred vision, language and memory problems, numbness and paralysis on one side of the body.
In addition, there are specific symptoms that occur more frequently in women, but are not always recognized as signs of an embolism.
- Fainting or weakness
- Difficulty breathing
- Epileptic attacks
- Personality changes
Of course, the most common risk factors, for example obesity and smoking, apply to both men and women. Women who take hormone-based contraceptives, who are in the last trimester of pregnancy or who have just given birth, are at increased risk for stroke.
If you experience symptoms of cerebral embolism or perceive them in another person, you should immediately call the emergency services or go to the hospital. Perform the FAST test if you suspect someone has just had a stroke. In an emergency, every minute counts. It is better to be a false alarm than to react too late!