Xarelto Lawsuit Chicago Illinois
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Impact of Stroke on Overall Health
While some people suffer mild strokes and recover completely, many people who suffer from a stroke end up with some sort of health complications. This is because a stroke results in death of some brain cells. Depending on which part of the brain lost blood flow (and for what length of time), strokes can impact different people differently.
Possible Impact of Stroke
The following are possible complications people may experience after a stroke.
Sometimes the loss of blood flow will cause a person to lose partial or complete use of muscles on one side of his or her body. For examples, some people find it difficult to use facial muscles on one side of the face while others may have trouble using one leg or arm or even all major muscles on one side of the body.
Losing muscle control can be very frightening, but this can usually be improved with physical therapy. You will be taught how to exercise these muscles, re-establishing neural pathways and connections so that your body re-learns how to move muscles.
Communication Skill Impairment
Some people have trouble with word recall, understanding what people are saying to you, or with talking at all. You may understand what people are saying but struggle to respond coherently due to problems with word selection or slurred speech (muscle weakness in the mouth.) You may find words and meanings scrambling in your mind if your stroke affected your ability to process language. You will be set up with a therapist to help you relearn how to use your language skills as is necessary.
Some people lose control over their tongue, throat and mouth muscles, causing them to have to relearn how to chew and swallow. You may have to be on a liquid diet for a while and to get help from a therapist to regain usage of your mouth.
Memory Loss and Judgment Problems
If your stroke affected your frontal cortex, you may not be able to make wise judgment calls or connect cause and effect. If your stroke affected your memory, you may have either long term or short term memory problems. You may be taught games and exercises that stimulate your brain to make neural connections that repair memory and judgment capabilities.
In some cases stroke victims find they have pain in places they should not feel pain. Others have mysterious itches or tingling sensations. This is another sign of neural damage due to the lack of blood flow to specific parts of the brain.
It’s not uncommon for people who have suffered from a stroke to suffer from depression or uncontrollable emotions. Sometimes this is due to specific brain injury caused by the stroke, but in many cases this is related to limitations imposed by the stroke. For example, a woman who has temporarily lost her ability to talk clearly may be overwhelmed by depression or frustration. Likewise, a man who has lost his ability to work full time may be overcome by anger.
Recovering From a Stroke
To maximize your recovery, look into all available resources. Educate yourself on stroke complications and associated support and therapeutic resources. This will give you the best shot at returning to a normal life.
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