Advertisement

What are the effects of having a stroke?

The effects of a stroke will vary depending on the part of the brain and the amount of brain tissue involved, but the most common long-term effects include altered speech and communication skills, loss of balance, weakness of the extremities or paralysis, difficulty swallowing, vision and memory loss and depression.

Victims of stroke can require extensive rehabilitation. Such rehabilitation will begin during their hospital stay. The duration of rehabilitation and its degree of success will depend on many factors including the seriousness of the stroke, the person's age and previous health, and the person and family’s motivation and willingness to work for a positive outcome.

Continue Learning about Effects of Stroke

What are common complications of stroke?
SCAISCAI
A stroke occurs when either an artery leading to the brain is blocked (ischemic stroke) or as a resu...
More Answers
What causes hemifacial spasm?
American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
It is believed that hemifacial spasm occurs when a blood vessel presses on the facial nerve that sup...
More Answers
Can a stroke cause swelling into the brain?
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
In a small percentage of strokes there is bleeding into the brain. This bleeding can be from a b...
More Answers
What kind of disabilities can occur after a stroke?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
The kind of disabilities that occur after a stroke is determined by which part of the brain was affe...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.