symptoms of stroke in women over 50

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Dr. Real Martin answered:

Have been light headed, dizzy feeling, faint but not passing out for last several days more frequent today is this a stroke? Female, 63, high blood pressure, diet controlled diabetes, Hinayana hernia symptoms

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if room or head is turning, this could be vertigo. dizziness may have many causes: ex. anemia, low blood sugar, low or high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stroke or mini stroke or dehydration. plse see a physician asap
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Dr. Jay Bayer answered:

Hi,56 y.o. female;50 lb overwt;slightly high b.p. heart quivers;light pressure in lft chest;headaches; tired. No sob, no weakness.Am I having a stroke?

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Sounds like have few risk factors that need assessed by physician. Consider getting cholesterol tested and interpreted as to atherogenic particles. Add HBA-1C evaluate pre diabetes? And what is blood pressure on Meds at this time. Let's say un controlled risk factors lead heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrythmias. Don't guess on symptoms alone as conditions don't always follow book
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My father had stroke at 75. My brother just had stroke at 51. I'm 52 year female should I start a daily baby aspirin?

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You should see your physician in order to have an appropriate risk assessment performed.
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70 yr female- diagnosed small vessel brain disease, cerebral athropy - stroke 10yrs ago balance and walking bad need cane what is prognosis ?

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What you describe sounds like advanced, severe small vessel disease and atrophy that are beyond what is normally expected for age. If the stroke 10 years ago affected the back of the brain, cerebellum, it may explain the difficulty with balance and walking. Probably will not improve. Since there are other causes of imbalance, I would follow up with your neurologist.
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Dr. Chaim B. Colen answered:

I suffer from migraines and hear it may make me at risk of stroke, female of 45 non smoker, meds are bisoprolol for svt and tegretol for epilepsy ,?

Likely low risk

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migraine headaches alone are a low risk factor for the development of cerebral stroke.
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Dr. Randy S. Baker answered:

I am a 32 yr old female. what essential vitamins/supplements should I take in general and to stop heart disease, stroke, heartattack from occuring?

Many supplements

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At 32 your risk is currently quite low but it is never too early to take steps to prevent these common killers. Vitamins C, D, E, K, folic acid, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Selenium, Lysine, Pycnogenol, Turmeric and Fish Oil are among the many supplements proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. I have written an article on the subject with links at http://drrandybaker.com/
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Dr. Walter Husar answered:

I am female (80) had stroke Dec 2013. Left leg weakness improved w/rehab. No energy. Meds: Triamterene HCTZ , Minoxidil & Clopidogrel Is this cause?

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From what you have stated, you appear to have recovered very well from your stroke; Your risk factors for stroke include age and hypertension.
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Dr. Jay C. Bradley answered:

For three days I have been seeing black lines in my right eye. It floats around but is very annoying. Is this something to worry about. I had a bleeding stroke in dec of 2006 and crohns disease in 2007. I am a 57 year old female.

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Floaters are thickenings in the vitreous jelly inside the eye. They are common with age, myopia, inflammation, trauma, and other issues. They are benign and do not damage your vision. Rarely, they can cause retinal tears which may require laser treatment. Otherwise, no treatment is needed. In very rare cases, the floaters can become dense enough to block vision and may need surgical removal.
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