About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Stroke Risk Increases in Women Experiencing Physical Abuse

by Reshma Anand on March 5, 2016 at 12:03 PM
Font : A-A+

Stroke Risk Increases in Women Experiencing Physical Abuse

Physical violence may put women at an increased risk of developing heart and blood-vessel diseases, said a new study.

Researchers found that women who experience physical violence are one-and-half times more likely to have narrowing of the blood vessels in the neck that carry blood to the brain -- an early sign of increased risk for stroke -- compared to women who have not experienced violence.

Advertisement


"Both society and the healthcare sector need to be aware about the importance of exposure to violence as it affects not only the social well-being but also a woman's long-term health," said lead study author Mario Flores from the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, US.

The study was presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Worldwide, violence against women is a critical problem. It is established that experiencing violence can cause depression, substance abuse and other disorders in women, its possible effects are on the heart.
Advertisement

The team included 634 healthy women participants from Southern Mexico with the average age of 49 years.

The participants answered a questionnaire about exposure to different types of violence such as observed violence, physical or emotional neglect and physical or sexual violence both in childhood and adulthood.

They also underwent imaging tests with sound waves to measure the thickness of the blood vessels in the neck.

"Although, our findings support the theory that exposure to violence may have an impact on women's health, further analysis and studies must be performed in order to generate solid data to be able to change clinical practice and guide public health interventions," Flores said.

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
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge About Chromosomes?
Eating During Sunlight Hours Minimizes Mood Vulnerabilities
Know More About the Digestive System
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

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

More News on:
Bellīs Palsy Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Mitral Valve Stenosis And Mitral Valve Replacement Congenital Heart Disease Stress and the Gender Divide Stroke Facts Stroke Hyperventilation Aphasia How to Deal with a Stroke 

Most Popular on Medindia

Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Selfie Addiction Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline) Daily Calorie Requirements Noscaphene (Noscapine) Sanatogen The Essence of Yoga Find a Hospital Blood Pressure Calculator Drug Interaction Checker
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
×

Stroke Risk Increases in Women Experiencing Physical Abuse Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests