Women and Stroke

Women's Health

Stroke is a serious medical event that can result in long-term disability and death. In fact, these “brain attacks” are the number one cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To avoid the long-term complications associated with a stroke, it is vital to know the symptoms and act fast. 

The sooner that you can get professional stroke care , the better the outcome may be. 

The most common symptoms of a stroke are seen in both men and women and include:

  • Severe headache with no known cause
  • Weakness or paralysis on one side of the face or body
  • Problems speaking or understanding language
  • Blurry vision or a loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden difficulties walking or loss of coordination

In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, there are some warning signs of a stroke that appear to be unique in women. Many women will report the following symptoms when experiencing a stroke:

  • Sudden pain in the face and lips
  • Hiccups and shortness of breath
  • Sudden nausea
  • Chest pain and palpitations
  • Sudden onset of general weakness

In many cases, effective stroke treatment is only possible when the cause of the event is evaluated and identified within a very short time after the stroke. If you recognize any of the above symptoms in yourself or a loved one, be sure to call 911 and seek professional medical help immediately. The emergency care center at Sunrise Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide you and your loved ones with expert stroke care when you need it most. 

At Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center , we also offer our patients a free Text ER service to help them gain access to the emergency room wait times in their area—simply text ‘ER’ to 23000 and reply with your zip code. You will then receive many of your surrounding hospital’s wait times, allowing you to choose the center that will provide you with the most prompt service. You can learn more about Sunrise Hospital and the services we offer to the men, women, and children of Las Vegas by calling (702) 233-5300.

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