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Why are women more prone to ischemic brain injuries than men?

Women are at a greater risk of experiencing a stroke, a leading cause of ischemic brain injury, compared to men. There are a variety of possible reasons for this, ranging from the use of birth control to estrogen replacement. Studies also attribute the higher risk to the incidence of migraines, which are more common in women, and clotting issues.

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What is the most severe type of diffuse brain injury?
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The most severe type of diffuse brain injury is a diffuse axonal injury. Axons are parts of nerve ce...
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How do diffuse and focal brain injuries differ?
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Diffuse and focal are terms used to broadly differentiate between types of traumatic brain injuries....
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How can brain swelling contribute to diffuse brain injury?
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The brain often swells after a traumatic brain injury. This can cause pressure to build up within th...
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Does the direction of head movement affect diffuse brain injuries?
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