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Men and Stroke

by | Mar 15, 2024

Did you know that men under age 44 are hospitalized for some types of stroke more than women in this age group? Although women are more susceptible to death from stroke due to older age, men suffer from stroke more so at younger ages, which means the number of strokes is higher for men. Stroke specialist, Dr. Manish Taneja, explains why and what you can do to reduce the risk. 

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Understanding the Risk of Stroke in Men

A stroke is among one of the scariest and most dangerous health conditions that one might ever face in their lifetime. Everyone needs to be aware of their risks and what can potentially contribute to those risks. It is a fact that women are at higher risks than men when it comes to stroke, but it is something that all men must be incredibly careful to consider as well. It can be just as threatening to a man as it is to a woman, and it is essential to consider those potential risk factors. 

Men’s Symptom for Stroke

Fortunately 4 in 5 strokes are preventable. Knowing some of the symptoms of a stroke in men is a great way to get a jump start on reacting to them and doing everything possible to take care of the situation. Some of the top symptoms of stroke for men include the following:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Fatigue
  3. Loss of balance
  4. Nausea
  5. Severe headache
  6. Vomiting

These symptoms may come in any combination depending on the individual, and not every individual will experience some or all of these symptoms. However, these are some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for.

Men’s Stroke Warning Signs

If you can’t remember anything else, remember the acronym F.A.S.T. when looking for the warnings signs of a stroke. This acronym stands for:

  • F – Face Drooping
  • A- Arm Weakness
  • S – Speech Difficulties
  • T- Time to call 995

When you keep all of this in mind, you can react quickly to a potential stroke and possibly bring down the damage that is done by it.

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Men and Mini-Strokes (TIAs, Transient Ischemic Attacks)

It is also possible for men to have mini-strokes, which can also be dangerous to their health. The Mayo Clinic defines a mini-stroke as a Transient Ischemic Attack:

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a short period of symptoms similar to those of a stroke. It’s caused by a brief blockage of blood flow to the brain. A TIA usually lasts only a few minutes and doesn’t cause long-term damage.

Although these are less likely to cause long-term damage, they must still be taken extremely seriously.

Men’s Risk Factors for Stroke

Certain risk factors for stroke in men must be given special attention. For example, consider the following:

  • High Blood Pressure – Elevated blood pressure can cause a number of health issues, not the least of which is an increased risk of stroke. Plenty of men combat high blood pressure and must be aware of the danger that this can cause. This is a major risk for stroke in men.
  • Smoking – This can always be a problem when it comes to major health issues. Take measures to stop smoking as soon as possible if this is an issue for you.
  • Family History – Having a family history of heart attacks or strokes can be a flashing red warning sign that you might also become the victim of a stroke.
  • Overweight and Obesity will increase stroke risk. 

 

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic Offers Stroke Screening, Prevention, and Management

Although the prospect of having a stroke is always concerning, there are things that can be done. The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic offers prevention services that can help reduce the odds that you ever face a stroke at all. Our stroke screening and management techniques help ensure to reduce the odds of a stroke in your life.

Stroke Treatment Options for Men

Most of the treatment options for a stroke in men are going to be emergency treatment options. The fact remains, a stroke is an emergency situation, and you don’t want to take any chances with it. A couple of examples of treatment options include emergency endovascular procedures and emergency IV medications. Again, it is always best to work on stroke prevention first and foremost so that these treatment options don’t ultimately have to be used.

How to Prevent Stroke for Men 

There are things that any man can do for himself to take action to prevent the possibility of a stroke. Nothing can completely eliminate the risk, but there are actions that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of a stroke. For example, getting more active, stopping smoking, and carefully monitoring your blood pressure are all helpful steps that can start to make you feel better and reduce your risks.

Consult a Stroke Specialist in Singapore

Still concerned about the possibility of having a stroke? Take a moment to consult a stroke specialist in Singapore like Dr. Manish Taneja to receive more personalized advice and information. This can help you create a roadmap to take the steps that you need to take to keep yourself safe. To get the process started, reach out and contact us.

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic Offers Stroke Screening, Prevention, and Management

With our commitment to your well-being, the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic provides a comprehensive range of treatments backed by the latest advancements in medical science for stroke. Strokes are a serious medical condition that require immediate attention. Our stroke specialist in Singapore, Dr. Manish Taneja, has a dedicated stroke screening program designed to identify individuals who may be at risk of a stroke or have already experienced one, even if they are not yet showing symptoms. From advanced interventions to personalized management and prevention programs, we will work closely with you and your loved ones to create a tailored plan. Contact us today at Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic in Singapore.

How Brain Aneurysms Affect Stroke Risk

A brain aneurysm is a weak or bulging area in the wall of an artery in the brain. When an aneurysm ruptures or bursts, it can lead to a type of stroke called a hemorrhagic stroke.

Consult a Stroke Specialist in Singapore

Dr. Manish Taneja, is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations. Come in for a further evaluation and arrange an appointment today with our stroke specialist.

 

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Stroke Resources

Stroke in Younger Adults: What You Need to Know

Most experts consider young stroke to pertain to individuals under the age of 45. Today, there is a growing trend of younger and middle-aged adults suffering from stroke. 

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We’ve Got You Covered for Specialized Stroke Screening, Prevention, and Management

Imagine heart attacks where the blood flow to your heart is blocked. Similarly, a stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is interrupted becoming a “brain attack”. When blood supply does not reach a certain part, brain cells begin to die. Different types of stroke include ischemic strokes (blockage of blood vessel due to blood clot) or a mini stroke, a TIA (transient ischemic attack), with no permanent damage yet serious. Stroke also occurs when a blood vessel in the brain pops causing bleeding in the brain.

Certain areas of the brain can be affected by stroke and some symptoms of a stroke including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood sugar levels increase the risk of stroke whereas an active lifestyle or controlling high cholesterol reduces the risk. How well do you know stroke? Find tips to prevent and manage stroke, the differences in stroke screening tests, and the newer technology and treatments available. Come in for an easy consultation and further evaluation with our stroke specialist in Singapore at the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic. 

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Brain Aneurysm Resources

Discover brain aneurysm resources that go beyond the basics designed for patients. Understand the meaning of  a brain aneurysm condition, the causes, symptoms, signs, and more. Connect with your brain health.

Put Brain Aneurysm on Your Health Radar

Did you experience the worst headache of your life? Could it be a brain aneurysm that ruptures, which means bleeding in the brain? Thoughts could be racing through your mind. Then what is the difference between unruptured (a weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons) or ruptured brain aneurysm? If you’re wondering, then the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is here to help. It’s important to look out for the tell-tale brain aneurysm symptoms, signs, causes, and risk factors.

Dr. Manish Taneja has been performing brain aneurysm treatments since 1995 from surgical clipping to latest minimally invasive procedures. Each patient is unique as is the size and location of the aneurysm. Your brain has different conditions to treat the aneurysm and artery vessel walls of a blood vessel in the brain. This calls for personalised brain aneurysm treatment depending on your symptoms, family, history, medication, and more. A simple CT scan could be just what the doctor ordered and the first step in early detection and prevention of a brain aneurysm. Come in for an easy consultation with our brain aneurysm specialist in Singapore to be on your health radar.

Other Health Conditions

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various neurological conditions and treatments. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.