Women are more prone to stroke

In the list of factors that increase the risk of stroke in women, were features of the menstrual cycle or taking certain contraceptives and pregnancy complications.

American doctors determined what factors increase the risk of stroke in women. The results of the study were published in the journal Stroke.

Women are more prone to stroke in the U.S. every year suffer from it 55 thousand more women than men.

After a systematic analysis of dozens of scientific papers on stroke, the researchers identified several factors that increase the risk of stroke in women. Those were the early start of menstruation (up to 10 years), early menopasue (previously 45 years), low levels of the hormone DHEA and oral contraceptives.

Also at risk were women who experienced health problems during and after pregnancy – gestational diabetes, preeclampsia or hypertension .

Doctors emphasize that these women must more carefully monitor their health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They also noted the need for research in the field of risk reduction in women with complications of pregnancy.