Why is difficulty finding words a symptom women over 40 should not ignore?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Before you roll your eyes and think back to every “senior moment” you’ve had in the last week alone, pay attention to the subtle ways this symptom can be a warning sign for a stroke.

Common problems are confusing one set of words for another, such as saying “blue coat” instead of “red jacket” or difficulty recalling certain words for objects or people. These lapses in communication within your brain can be symptoms of mini-strokes that are often precursors to a more serious event.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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