What are the physical effects of a stroke?

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Stroke may manifest itself in many ways, says neurointerventional surgeon Samuel Hou, MD, of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. In this video, he explains the physical effects of a stroke on the body.
A stroke can affect walking, moving arms or legs, speaking, or understanding speech. It can alter memory and how you think, feel, and behave. A stroke can alter your sense of sight, sound, and touch. The functions affected depend upon the extent and location of the brain injury.

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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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