Do you have endometriosis? Are you a health care provider for the women with endometriosis? You may need to increase your awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.
According to a prospective research (Stroke. 2022 Oct;53(10):3116-3122) published by Dr. Leslie V Farland from University of Arizona, women with endometriosis are at greater risk of incident stroke.
They participated in Nurses’ Health Study II which is a series of prospective studies that aimed the target population between 25 and 42 years old in 1989.Nearly 30 years of longitudinal follow-up along with several factors such as:

  • alcohol intake,
  • body mass index at age 18,
  • current body mass index,
  • age at menarche,
  • menstrual cycle pattern in adolescence,
  • current menstrual cycle pattern,
  • parity,
  • oral contraceptive use history,
  • smoking history,
  • diet quality,
  • physical activity,
  • NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) use,
  • aspirin use,
  • race/ethnicity,
  • and income, 

The report indicated that women with endometriosis had a 34% greater risk of stroke in comparison to those without a history of endometriosis.