The effects and indications of a stroke that are experienced by stroke patients.
It is important to understand that every patient is affected by stroke differently.
The signs and symptoms of stroke depend on the area of damage in the brain.
You may experience weakness in one or both sides of the body. This weakness varies in severity.
Weakness of the face muscle may result in facial drooping, drooling and speech difficulty.
Incoordination of Movements
You may experience difficulty in standing, walking or performing delicate tasks.
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You may experience reduced or loss of sensation over one side or specific parts of your body.
You may experience abnormal extra feeling over one side of your body such as tingling or electric sensation.
You may experience double vision or loss of vision in one side or area of your visual field.
Slurring of Speech (“Dysarthria”)
You may experience difficulty in articulating words. This may cause your speech to be unclear, slow or soft.
Language Impairment (“Dysphasia”)
You may experience inability to understand or express words, phrases and sentences, in both verbal and written form.
Difficulty with Swallowing (“Dysphagia”)
You may experience difficulty with drinking and eating. It can cause coughing and choking leading to an increase risk of lung infection.
For more on stroke, go to our StrokeHub
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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