Effects of Stroke

stroke can cause lasting brain damage. People who survive a stroke need to relearn skills they lost because of the damage. Rehabilitation can help them relearn those skills.

The effects of a stroke depend on which area of the brain was damaged. The types of disabilities a stroke can cause include:

  • Paralysis or problems controlling movement
  • Pain and other problems with the senses
  • Problems using or understanding language
  • Problems with thinking and memory
  • Emotional disturbances

Stroke rehabilitation involves many kinds of health professionals. The goal is to help stroke survivors become as independent as possible and to have the best possible quality of life.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Med Center Health offers three non-invasive, painless screenings that look for the most common vascular risks, including stroke. Learn more.

Pseudobulbar Affect

If you have suffered a stroke and are frustrated by not being able to control your crying or laughing, you may be suffering from Pseudobulbar Affect. Learn more.