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How does ischemic brain injury affect the body?

Since ischemic brain injury is caused by a decrease in blood flow to part of the brain, the blood receives less oxygen which results in damage to part of the brain. This damage may be permanent or somewhat reversible. The affect on the body will be based on where the injury to the brain occurs. Individuals may display decreased attention and difficulty with memory as well as not act like themselves. They may have balance and coordination problems. Some believe that ischemic brain injury may be a contributor to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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