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Infertility In Women Linked to the Development of Stroke

Infertility In Women Linked to the Development of Stroke

There can be various reasons why women might have to suffer from brain strokes. But as per a recent study, infertility in women like miscarriage and stillbirth may lead to the development of stroke in the future.

The findings of the study was recently published in the journal The BMJ according to which early checks in women who have experienced issues like miscarriage or stillbirth while following healthy lifestyle changes could potentially lower down the risk of stroke in the future.

If you look around, you will come to know that stroke is one of the prime reasons to cause deaths of most women across the globe. As per the data collected in this regard, close to 3 million women in 2019 lost their lives because of stroke.

There are some well known medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity that may lead to the development of stroke. But these conditions are not enough to explain why a woman has to go through the higher risk of stroke.

In that connection, there are some previous studies conducted explaining the link between infertility in women like stillbirth and miscarriage along with a long term stroke risk have been inconclusive.


Infertility In Women Like Stillbirth & Miscarriage Linked to High Risk of Stroke

The study was conducted mainly to find the link associated between the infertility in women and stroke. There can be several infertility issues associated with a woman like stillbirth, miscarriage and more.

After the study was conducted, the researchers were able to find that stillbirth, miscarriage and infertility are highly involved in an increased risk of stroke, especially stillbirths and recurrent miscarriages (three or more).

Please also note that women having a history of infertility were at 12% higher risk of developing a non-fatal stroke as compared to women without infertility issues.

The researchers further analyzed and stated that the increased risk of stroke due to infertility in women is prevalent mainly due to certain conditions like premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

The team of researchers also suggested that the risk of stroke in women is also linked to their unhealthy lifestyle like habit of smoking or obesity.

They finally suggest that in order to prevent the possible stroke in the future, there is a need for the early monitoring of women who have a history of pregnancy loss or other infertility issues.


Source: Medindia.net