Women and stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Stroke information

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Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke.

Our guide looks at the main risk factors affecting women, with tips for healthy living and managing any health conditions linked to stroke. Plus information for women taking blood-thinning medication, which may cause heavy periods.

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Publication date
October 2019
Next review due
September 2021

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