8 Silent Signs You Had a Stroke and Might Not Know It (Don’t Ignore These Signs)

Men and strokes

Male stroke patterns are generally quicker to spot than in females. However, men are often the least likely to be able to spot signs of a stroke in men. Having a stroke can be common across all male racial groups such African American, Native American, Asian and White Men. In general, men more often experience transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or ‘mini-strokes’ before a potential complete stroke occurs. Signs of a stroke in men often manifest as brain dysfunction including:

  • Slurring of speech
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Face dropping on one side
  • Dizziness
  • Inability to understand conversation
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of Vision in one or both eyes

The lifetime risk of a stroke is lower in men than for women with general positive recovery outcomes. Men are also less likely to experience long-term disability after the event.

There is life after a stroke

Understanding how strokes operate across genders can make all the difference in how to handle its potential long-term effects. A stroke can occur across all racial and gender groups making continuing research and understanding the conditions of its varying symptoms important front-line tools in lessening its negative effects.

Men and women present symptoms of a stroke differently making it especially important to understand those differences. An ounce of prevention is with a pound of cure, so if you’re at risk from a stroke be sure to include healthy changes into your life that can help prevent a stroke. Such changes could include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Controlling high blood pressure
  • Reducing red meat by eating more fish, poultry and organic foods

There is life after a stroke, and knowledge backed by understanding will continue to save lives from a worldwide killer.

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