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How does the location of a stroke affect its symptoms?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

If you experience a stroke on the left side of the brain, the right side of the body is affected, often resulting in numbness, tingling, etc. If the right side of the brain is injured, then the left side of the body is affected. A stroke in the back of the brain can affect vision, while a stroke in the front of the brain can impair speech.

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