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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Heart Attack in the Brain

Like a heart attack in the brain

A stroke happens when parts of the brain are deprived of oxygen resulting in the destruction of the brain cells vital for speech, movement. Thought, and the processes that keep us alive. About 80 percent of strokes are caused by a clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain-an ischemic stroke. The rest are the result of broken blood vessels and uncontrolled bleeding- a hemorrhagic stroke.

As estrogen levels drop at menopause, women lose their protection against stroke. Its important to pay attention to your odds for a stroke significantly. Your first step is to watch for these five warning signs of a female stroke risk.

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