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Stroke

Discussion in 'General Physical Health' started by changdudus, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. changdudus

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    Why is stroke regarded as masculine disease ,does brain have sex?
     
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    Just to add....vascular dementia is the result of having a stroke/strokes. Vascular dementia effects both men and women!
     
  4. louise sheinholtz

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    Where did you read that it is a masculine disease?
     
  5. united4Peace

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    macular degeneration? Maybe that's what the OP heard and thought he/she heard mascular and so got masculine out of that?? :confused:
     
  6. louise sheinholtz

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    Probably. Macular degeneration is a disease of the eyes as we age.. LOL
     
  7. united4Peace

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    But it is tied to strokes!!
    :cool:
     
  8. louise sheinholtz

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    It also occurs without strokes as one ages. A lot has to do with emotions and stress that also produces strokes.
    Anyway!
     
  9. united4Peace

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    Macular degeneration has to do with the blood vessels in ones eyes...if the blood is not getting to those vessels then there are problems else where ....ie cardiovascular. Which stands to reason that those with macular degeneration are at a high risk for a stroke.


    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804779


    Also:
    Age-related macular degeneration and long-term risk o... [Stroke. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI
     
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  11. united4Peace

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    High blood pressure is related to cardiovascular disease as well. One who has high blood pressure is at high risk for a heart attack and/or stroke as not enough blood is pumping through the arteries, which again would be a cause of macular degeneration. All of which is related to smoking, diet and lack of activity (sedentary lifestyle).
    Yes stress plays a factor in cardiovascular health as well, however stress isn't what causes macular degeneration, stress is hard on the heart, and if one has cardiovascular disease then stress doesn't help and the person is at higher risk for strokes or a heart attack.
    It all ties in to cardiovascular health! Pathophysiology! :)
     
  12. changdudus

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    It's good that I've found someone who can help me . But before dealing with the source of my claims , I need to ask you some questions . My eldest brother 55 was striked by stroke ,now a month . This made me developed interest in knowing the nature of this disease . But from my eyes observation since my childhood ive seen both young and old with the same problem . But I wasn't able to differentiate between stroke and celebralpuisy . So my question to you is can somebody be able to differentiate ? Another thing is they normally affect the left side of the body for I've never seen somebody affected on the right side do we agree on that . But one thing I can avoid to say is I've never, never seen any female victims , in fact I was wondering why . Can you explain something here please ?
     
  13. changdudus

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    Disease like fibroid I don't think one day a male can complain to a doc . Do we agree that some diseases are masculine while others are feminism ? Well, about stroke this is one of the sources I obtained such information.
    m.stroke.ahajournals.org/content/40/4/1082.full
     
  14. united4Peace

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    When a stroke affects the left side of the body that means the stroke occurred on the right side of the brain...
    A person will have trouble moving the left side of their body
    They will be impulsive
    Have memory loss

    When a stroke affects the right side of the body that means the left side of the brain is affected
    A person will have speech problems (may lose speech altogether)
    The right side of the body will be affected-difficulty moving

    Many women and men have strokes....vascular dementia is caused by strokes. I have seen many men and women affected by strokes, and strokes isn't just something in old age, young people are at risk for strokes as well. I can't answer why you haven't seen any females affected by strokes.
    Maybe it is because you don't work with these people on a daily basis as I do, or maybe you have but as your not educated in this area you would not be able to know.
    Educate yourself and talk to your doctor about strokes!!
    In fact I have a female family member that was affected by strokes, started as mini strokes, and each stroke affected their brain, eventually they landed up with vascular dementia, and then when the big stroke came the family member passed away.
    Some good sites for strokes that explain the difference are:

    Stroke and Aphasia Rehabilitation

    Location of Strokes - Left-brain vs. Right-brain Stroke, Health Facts For You, UW Health, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison

    Effects of Stroke

    TIA's (transient ischemic attacks) are mini strokes that are warnings that a big stroke will soon follow...

    Stroke - Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or mini-stroke) - - Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

    High blood pressure and vision changes such as macular degeneration are signs of being at risk for a stroke.....
    High Blood Pressure Hypertension

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration Doubles Heart Attack and Stroke Risk - ABC News


    Cerebral palsy is not a heart disease! Read!!
    Cerebral palsy | McMaster Pathophysiology Review

    Cerebral palsy does not pick a gender either!


    Hope this helps!
     
  15. united4Peace

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    A woman has no risk of prostate cancer either, however those are diseases and complications of the sex organs. A man is not as risk of having vaginal cancer, but both men and women are at risk for bladder cancer!

    Men are at risk for bladder infections, however have a way lower risk as their urethra is quite a bit longer than a females urethra, hence bacteria has a shorter distance to travel in women! However men are still at risk.

    That said, men are at risk for breast cancer, which many men do NOT realize!!

    As I said, read up on anatomy and pathophysiology....never hurts to educate yourself and you'll be all the wiser for it! :thumbsup:
     
  16. kevinwh

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    I heard aspirin can be used as soon as someone has a stroke or a heart attack and really helps prevent damage.
     
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    I accidentally posted twice and can't figure out how to delete a post.
     
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