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Our Health Library does not replace the advice of a doctor. Please be advised that this information is made available to assist our patients to learn more about their heart health. Our providers may not see and/or treat all topics found herein.

Our Health Library information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Please be advised that this information is made available to assist our patients to learn more about their health. Our providers may not see and/or treat all topics found herein.

Stroke: Common Problems

Overview

The problems you have after a stroke depend on what part of your brain was affected and how much damage the stroke caused. They may include problems with:

  • Movement and senses. You may have trouble walking, grasping objects, or doing other tasks. Other symptoms may include joint pain or muscle stiffness or spasms. You may not be able to feel when something touches an affected body part. You may feel very tired.
  • Speech and language. Your ability to speak, read, or write may be affected. Also, you may not be able to understand what someone else is saying.
  • Memory and thinking. You may not be able to think clearly. You may have trouble focusing or remembering.
  • Perception. It may be hard to do things like judge distance, size, position, and rate of movement.
  • Emotions. It's common to feel fearful, anxious, angry, sad, or frustrated. Grief is also common.

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Current as of: August 6, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
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