Strokes usually occur in people who are elderly. But it was a stroke can also attack pregnant women, especially if he already has an unhealthy lifestyle before.
Researchers from the United States said that the risk of stroke among women pregnant and had just given birth are at a fairly alarming rate, whereas previously it included rare.
The increase is caused by the woman already had a stroke risk factors before pregnancy, including high blood pressure and obesity. This was revealed in a studypublished in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“If someone is relatively healthy before pregnancy, the risk of stroke during pregnancy will not be too high,” said Dr.. Elena Kuklina of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as quoted by AFP.
Dr. Kuklina said the conditions that exist today are many women who already have risk factors for stroke, and pregnancy itself is one risk factor. So if he had diabetes,hypertension, obesity and congenital heart disease, then the risk is to be doubled.
Meanwhile, some experts said there are three important things that make a pregnant woman has a risk of stroke are:
- Increased blood pressure after developing pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
- Increased tendency for blood clotting
- Increased frequency of migraine headaches and severe
Generally, pregnant women who had a stroke more difficult to treat, because it was feared that given the drugs could harm the fetus at birth. Moreover, there is not much information about stroke drug for pregnant women.
Some things are known to help prevent a stroke during pregnancy such as try to stay active, avoiding stress and frequently consult with your doctor to avoid eclampsia orpreeclampsia.
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