What kind of disabilities can occur after a stroke?

Rebecca ONeill
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
What happens after a stroke? Rebecca O'Neill, OT, in outpatient rehabilitation with Englewood Community Hospital, discusses the disabilities and lifelong impairments that can occur after a stroke.
The kind of disabilities that occur after a stroke is determined by which part of the brain was affected by the stroke. When a person has a stroke, there is decreased blood flow to a portion of the brain. As a result, a person could have difficulty with moving a limb or with speaking, or may become confused.

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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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