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

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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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