A Woman’s Risk of Stroke

Dr. Leia Edenfiel Vascular Surgeon McLeod Vascular Associates Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men. But for women, it is third. In this region, there are more women having strokes than men. Stroke and Blood Pressure Age is the number one risk factor for stroke. High blood pressure is number two, therefore, it is important that blood pressure is monitored. Blood pressure is a risk factor that can be easily treated. No one can stop from getting older, but everyone can work with their physician to maintain their cholesterol and blood pressure. Keeping both of these within healthy limits will make … Continue reading A Woman’s Risk of Stroke