Can an ischemic stroke have any complications?

An individual can develop new health problems after experiencing an ischemic stroke (cerebral infarction). Depression is common complication after a stroke as individuals try to cope with the change and loss in their lives. Individuals with difficulty swallowing may become malnourished or accidentally aspirate food, saliva, or vomit causing a type of pneumonia. Lying in bed can cause pressure sores and loss of muscle due to inactivity, and those that are unable to move their legs can develop blood clots that can cause more damage.

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Ischemic Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

An ischemic stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, usually happens when an artery in your brain becomes blocked because of a blood clot or fatty deposits in your blood. When a blockage occurs, your brain is deprived of the blood ...

and oxygen it needs to function. Symptoms of this most common type of stroke occur suddenly and can include muscle weakness or paralysis, loss of feeling on one side of your body, difficulty speaking, confusion or problems with vision. Treatment for an ischemic stroke includes drugs that can help break up the clots and rehab treatment to help you live with disabilities caused by a stroke. There are many preventive steps you can take, such as keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Learn more about diagnosing and treating ischemic stroke with expert advice from Sharecare. DW Comment: good to have switched up wording of the signs of stroke .

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