Stroke May Affect Males and Females Differently

New research shows that more people are surviving strokes now, than when compared to statistics from ten years ago. Experts say that the current treatment and prevention tactics that are provided help to lower the risk of death during stroke. Studies have also shown that strokes may affect males and females differently. Studies have shown that females are at a higher risk of having further complications after strokes than males. Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said, “as more people survive strokes, physicians and other healthcare providers should pay attention to quality of life issues and work to develop better interventions, even gender-specific screening tools, to improve these patients’ lives.” More here

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