Can I drive after a stroke?

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Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Many people can drive after a stroke. Whether or not a person can drive after a stroke depends on the area of brain affected and the disabilities a person has. Strokes may impair strength and coordination making driving unsafe. Additionally, strokes can affect one's vision and perceptual abilities which may not be as obvious as weakness. Rehabilitation specialists can best judge one's driving ability and make specific recommendations. Formal driving assessment programs exist to help make these recommendations.

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Effects of Stroke

Effects of Stroke

A stroke can leave someone disabled or even cause death if not treated in time. Complications may depend on the type of stroke, but brain damage is likely to occur because the blood supply to the brain has been interrupted. Some e...

ffects of stroke include difficulty communicating, memory loss, paralysis, difficulty walking, seizures, urinary tract infections and bladder control issues, depression and increased risk of another stroke. To reduce damage, getting a stroke victim help as soon as possible is key. Doctors will treat based on the type of stroke, hemorrhagic or ischemic. Learn more about the permanent and temporary effects of stroke with expert advice from Sharecare.
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