Yaz and Stroke

A woman can fall victim to a stroke when the level of estrogen in the body increases. Prescription contraceptives are designed to affect hormone levels in women. This is why women are about twice as apt to have a stroke after a certain age as men are. According to claims, Yaz carries the same threat of stroke as other similar contraceptive medications. Women using Yaz have reported that they have experienced this serious side effect. Even those pills that are lower in estrogen raise the chances of having a stroke.

When the brain ceases to receive oxygen, a stroke occurs. The brain tissue dies when it is deprived of blood flow, thus cutting off oxygen. A stroke has affects on many functions of the human body and can leave a victim without feeling in some places, limit the movement in their arms and/or legs, and adversely affect breathing, hearing, vision, balance, speech, and any other type of communication.

Medical attention is needed right away when someone experiences the symptoms of a stroke. Immediate treatment is vital because if too much time passes, the brain can be severely damaged and death can even occur. In fact, serious brain damage from a stroke usually results in death.

Symptoms of a Stroke

· Blurriness or loss of vision in one or both eyes
· Severe headache
· Numbness in an arm or a leg
· Trouble walking and problems with balance
· Inability to speak clearly, slurred speech, inability to understand speech
· Chest pains and problems breathing
· Fatigue
· Severe pain in the arms or legs
· Elevated heart rate or irregular heart beat
· Facial pain
· Painful hiccuping
· Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Contributing Factors

Women who are over 35 and take Yaz and also use tobacco or alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to have a stroke. Having a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes can also be a risk factor when taking Yaz. Living a healthy lifestyle is always important, but especially while taking this prescription birth control pill. The side effects of Yaz will be different for each woman who takes the drug, depending on their overall health and lifestyle.

If you or someone you know has had a stroke while taking Yaz, you may consult an attorney and try to get compensation for medical bills, any wages that were lost as a result of the stroke, rehabilitation expenses, and any other type of financial damages you and your family incurred. It is your legal right as well as an obligation to yourself to seek compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering