Much like the dangers of a heart attack, a woman can also experience a stroke when the body’s estrogen level is increased. Prescription contraceptives – regardless of pill or patch form – affect the hormone levels in the female body, which is one of the leading reasons that females are almost twice as likely experience a stroke past certain ages than men. Yaz has been no different, according to allegations, as women who are using the prescription birth control drug are reporting that they are experiences strokes as a severe side effect. Even low estrogen pills still give women a greater chance of experiencing a stroke. Yaz strokes are a serious condition.
A stroke occurs when the brain tissue stops receiving oxygen. The tissue quickly dies away as the blood flow and subsequent oxygen are cut off. A stroke affects multiple abilities in a person and leaves them limited or without feeling in certain parts of the body, movement of arms and/or legs, respiratory function, hearing and vision, balance, speech and all-around communication, and bowel function.
If a person is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke, medical attention is required immediately. Reaction and treatment are of incredible urgency as too much time can result in serious damage to the brain and even death. Most serious brain damage caused by strokes result in fatality. Symptoms of a stroke include:
Sudden blurriness or loss of vision in one or both eyes
Numbness in either arm or leg
Problems with equilibrium; trouble walking
Loss of ability to speak coherently, slurred speech, lack of speech comprehension
Chest pains, difficulty breathing
Sharp pains in the arms or legs
Increased or irregular heartbeat
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Women who are using the prescription birth control drug Yaz are also more likely to experience a stroke if they are over the age of 35 and regularly use tobacco or alcohol, or if they have a medical history of high blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes. As with the use of any prescription medication, it is essential to lead a healthy lifestyle in accordance with the posted side effects of that drug. However, each user of Yaz and similar prescription birth control medication will experience different side effects based on the factors of lifestyle, age, and family medical history, among others.
If you or a loved one are a victim of a stroke caused by the prescription use of Yaz, you have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, hospital and physician treatment and rehabilitation, and any other financial damages that you or your family have experienced. You possess the legal right and personal obligation to be compensated for your medical expenses, as well as your personal and familial pain and suffering. The Newsome Law Firm offers consultation at no cost for prescribed Yaz users who have experienced serious side effects.