Can the side effects of a stroke worsen before receiving emergency care?

Jill Tyroller
Side effects can worsen before receiving emergency medical care, says Jill Tyroller, Stroke Coordinator, from Reston Hospital Center. Learn more in this video.
The effects of a stroke can worsen before the person receives emergency care. Any delay in the treatment of a stroke increases the odds that damage will be permanent and that disabilities will occur. The effects of a stroke can also worsen over time.

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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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