Women unaware of their stroke risk

One in eight women in the UK believes that a stroke could never happen to them, according to a poll published by the Stroke Association. This is despite the fact that around 30,000 women die from a stroke every year and it is the third leading cause of death in women in the UK.

Are you aware of your stroke risk?
Are you aware of your stroke risk?

Simple lifestyle changes such as keeping blood pressure under control, exercising regularly and stopping smoking, can significantly lower your likelihood of having a stroke. Ask your pharmacist for further advice.

The research also found that women have different attitudes towards the consequences of stroke compared to men. Memory loss was one of the most feared consequences of a stroke for men, while a greater proportion of women feared losing their ability to talk!

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