Stroke cases increase among pregnant women

Although the rates are still low, Stroke cases among pregnant women have increased substantially in recent yearsexplained US scientists, who conducted a study in more than 1,000 hospitals in that country between 1994 and 2007.

During this period, stroke income increased 47% among pregnant women and 83% among those who had given birth in the previous 12 weeks. The highest hospitalization rates were observed among women aged 25 to 34 years.

The causes of this rebound are questioned, which are attributed to the fact that there are more and more pregnant women with some risk factor such as obesity, hypertension or diabetes.

During pregnancy and the puerperium, the woman experiences major changes in her body related to stroke risk factors, a stroke that causes the loss of brain functions due to the interruption of blood flow to the brain.

During pregnancy, the blood volume is doubled, coagulation factors are modified to a procoagulant state, there is cardiac overload and changes in blood pressure occur, factors that contribute to an increased risk of stroke (stroke) or stroke .

That is why experts recommend paying special attention to those pregnant or postpartum women with some risk condition, and bring a healthy pregnancy, with adequate food and exercise, to reduce the risk of stroke-related diseases.

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