May is Stroke Awareness Month

Updated: May 1, 2024

Stroke and Women

Stroke kills about twice as many women as breast cancer each year. In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death for women. Stroke also kills more women than men each year. A stroke can leave you permanently disabled. But many strokes are preventable and treatable. Every woman can take steps to prevent stroke by knowing her risk factors and making healthy changes. – Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Prevent Stroke: What You Can Do
Treat and Recover from Stroke

Office on Women’s Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Stroke Symptoms
Stroke Prevention

Stroke Symptoms and Causes – Mayo Clinic

American Heart Association (AHA)
American Stroke Month 2023
Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young Men

16 Symptoms of Stroke in Women: Treatment, and Prevention – Healthline
The Warning Signs of Stroke in Women – Verywell Health
7 Things You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke – Harvard Health
Long Working Hours Increasing Death from Heart Disease and Stroke – World Health Organization (WHO)

National Library of Medicine
Environmental Risk Factors for Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease
Stroke in Women: Disparities and Outcomes

Stroke: Signs, Causes, and Treatment – National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)