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Effects of a Stroke

Stroke can have many effects, some of which may end up being long-term. They can include things like difficulty moving one side of the body and trouble speaking, amongst other things. Learn about them here, then visit our Rehab section to learn more about therapies that may help.

August- It is Time For You to Play the Doctor Game
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It is Time for You to Play Medical Student
A challenging case of a patient. Can you figure out what is wrong? Share your answer with the doctor game!

July- It is Time for You to Play Medical Student
What do you think is wrong with this patient? Do you think you should order any diagnostic tests and, if so, which diagnostic tests?

What Would You do if You Thought You Were Having a Stroke?
A stroke scare can turn out to be something else. Learn which other conditions can seem similar to a stroke.

The Effects of a Stroke

Stroke and Dementia
Stroke can occur at the same time as dementia coincidentally, or it may cause a type of dementia called vascular dementia, also called multi-infarct dementia or small vessel disease.

I Had a Stroke But I'm Fine
One of the unusual consequences of a stroke is the phenomena known as neglect. Stroke survivors with neglect ignore the right or the left side.

Use it or lose it- Muscle Atrophy after a Stroke
Muscle weakness and loss of muscle bulk and tone, called muscle atrophy can occur after a stroke. What you can do to recover from muscle atrophy.

Seizures After a Stroke
Some stroke survivors suffer from seizures caused by the brain damage of a stroke.

Stroke and Mood- a Cycle
Stroke and mood can have an impact on each other. When mood changes after a stroke, it is important to address the problem with your doctor.

Stroke Awareness Month Contest
How did a stroke affect your life?

Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
Dysphagia is an impairment in the ability to swallow due to strokes and other injuries to the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Balint Syndrome
Balint syndrome is a group of three symptoms that can result after a stroke.

Face Recognition Difficulty (Prosopagnosia)
Prosopagnosia often results from a stroke in a very specific area of the brain.

Central Visual Defect
Central visual defect is a large blind spot in the middle of your vision.

Aphasia After Stroke - Important Information About Aphasia After Stroke
Aphasia after stroke is a common symptom that affects millions of people. Here you will find a series of articles about aphasia after stroke

How Do Our Brains Control Swallowing?
Learn about the role of the brain in swallowing

What Is a Visual Illusion?
Visual Illusion - Definition of visual illusion

What are the Effects of a Parietal Lobe Stroke
Parietal Lobe Stroke - Learn About the Deficits Caused by a Parietal Lobe Stroke

What is Anton Syndrome?
Anton syndrome - What is Anton Syndrome?

What Are the Effects of a Frontal Lobe Stroke?
Frontal Lobe Stroke - Learn About the Deficits Caused by a Frontal Lobe Stroke

What Are the Effects of a Temporal Lobe Stroke?
Learn the effects of a temporal lobe stroke

Why Do Strokes Cause Hemiplegia?
Hemiplegia after stroke is common. Learn the reason why hemiplegia after stroke occurs.

Symptoms of Frontal, Temporal, Parietal and Occipital Strokes
Most of the time, frontal temporal parietal and occipital strokes lead to fairly obvious symptoms. But their symptoms can be very subtle and difficult to understand. Learn about the symptoms of frontal temporal parietal and occipital strokes. This information can change the way you think of changes you or someone you know are experiencing after a stroke.

Stroke as a Cause of Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a slow progression of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia (slow movements) and difficulties keeping a normal posture. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be caused by several disease processes, one of which is stroke. Read on and learn how a stroke can cause what is known as vascular parkinsonism.

Broca's, Wernicke's and OtherTypes of Aphasia
Aphasia is the impairment of language function which results from strokes and other injuries to the language areas of the brain. Over 20% of all people who suffer a stroke develop some form of aphasia. Learn about the most common types of aphasia, their characteristics, and the available treatments.

What is Transcortical Aphasia?
Transcortical aphasias are caused by damage to special language processing areas in the brain. This article explains how damage to the the "language association areas" of the brain causes the unusual forms of language dysfunction we know as transcortical aphasias.

Central Pain Syndrome (Dejerine-Roussy Syndrome)
This syndrome, also known as thalamic syndrome, is caused by stroke in an area of the brain called the thalamus. This area serves as the relay station for sensory information from all over the body. The syndrome can be a cuase of tremendous pain for those who suffer from it. Learn about central pain syndrome and about the modalities available to treat it.

Pure Word Deafness
Pure word deafness is a language disturbance which can sometimes occur in stroke. Find basic information about pure word deafness in this brief article.

Urinary Incontinence
Inability to control when urine comes out is sometimes a long term effect of stroke. Learn about this condition and what can be done about it.

Sexual Dysfunction After Stroke
Multiple factors can affect sexcuality after stroke. Learn about what these factors are and what to do about them.

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