What are the physical effects of a stroke?

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.

Some of the physical effects of a stroke include problems with walking, moving, talking and swallowing. Strokes can also cause problems with seeing, understanding and memory. Larger strokes cause bigger problems, like with walking or talking. This means the person may need to learn how to do things all over again.

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