About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Experts Warn Women Not to Ignore Mini-Strokes, Delay Treatment

by Vishnuprasad on October 30, 2015 at 6:13 PM
Font : A-A+

Experts Warn Women Not to Ignore Mini-Strokes, Delay Treatment

Leading neurologists and stroke specialists here on Thursday urged women to seek immediate medical attention in case of "mini-strokes" as delaying treatment could increase risk of a major stroke.

"Women are care-givers and so they generally do not pay much attention to slight temporary changes that occur during their activities. Mini-strokes or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) basically means that brain function is disrupted for a short time (less than 24 hours)," said Nabin Sarkar, senior consultant neurologist and stroke specialist at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals here.

Advertisement


"It can last for 30 to 90 minutes and many do not even notice the signs such as sudden numbness in arms or slurred speech etc.," he said.

Sarkar and colleague Shankar Loharuka sounded the alarm bell on the risks associated with mini-strokes.

"One in twelve run the risk of getting a major stroke within 48 hours of TIA and within a week, it increases to ten percent. So instead of taking signs of numbness lightly, women should immediately go to a hospital where stroke management services are available," they said.
Advertisement

In commemoration of World Stroke Day, the experts emphasized the gender-benders when it comes to stroke and its recovery and severity.

"Chances of recovery is less for women as compared to men and even severity is more for women. They are more likely to die of strokes than a man," the experts said, adding community awareness and educating women as well as their partners is important.

They suggested the F.A.S.T. system to remember the sudden signs of stroke: face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty and time to call (the doctor or emergency service).

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
January is the Thyroid Awareness Month in 2022
Menstrual Disorders
Coffee May Help You Fight Endometrial Cancer
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is caused when body temperature or hyperthermia exceeds 40.6°C or 105.1°F. Heat stroke ...
How to Deal with a Stroke
Stroke is a brain attack, which occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. It ......
Stroke
Stroke can cause permanent disability and it is important to recognize its early warning signs to .....
Health Effects of Global Warming
Greenhouse effect causes excessive heat to build up in the earth's atmosphere causing global ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
CONSULT A DOCTOR
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)