What complications may result from a stroke?

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A stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition that results when a blood vessel or aneurysm bursts in the brain or when a blockage in an artery decreases or stops blood flow. In either case, a stroke can cause lasting damage, which may affect a person's mobility, speech, or memory. Some people may have hard time talking or swallowing or may suffer from paralysis on one side of their body. Complications from a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected and can sometimes improve over time with physical, speech, or other rehabilitative therapies.

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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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