Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women
With stroke, it is always vital to recognize symptoms and act quickly. While these common stroke symptoms may be seen in both men and women, there are also symptoms that women may experience.
If you are a woman and have these symptoms below, you should contact 911 immediately.
Signs & Symptoms
Minutes matter where strokes are concerned, and the sudden onset of these signs and symptoms could indicate a stroke:
|Face & limb pain||Nausea|
|Hiccups||General weakness or fatigue|
|Fainting or dizziness||Chest pain|
|Heart palpitations||Shortness of breath|
Studies have shown that women are as much as one-third less likely to experience classic stroke symptoms than men, which makes it very important to recognize symptoms of stroke that are particular to women.
Recognizing these symptoms as those of a stroke can help a woman get critical healthcare faster, during the critical early period of time when a stroke has occurred.
You can contact the Northwestern Stroke Center at 312-926-5188 or by the external transfer line at 312-926-3321.