The physical and emotional conditions after a stroke.
Stroke does not affect individuals in a similar way. Thus a stroke patient may not experience all the consequences of stroke.
You may experience weakness on one side of your body or problems with coordination and balance. This may cause you to have difficulty moving around and carrying out daily routines such as feeding, showering, and dressing.
Post Stroke Conditions
You may have difficulty swallowing and may need to be on a special food consistency or nasogastric tube feeding. Supplements may be prescribed to meet your daily nutritional requirements.
Hard to Swallow
As a result of stroke, you may have poor memory attention or difficulty with thinking and reasoning. These difficulties may affect your ability to perform certain tasks and make decisions.
When Memories Fade
You may experience difficulty controlling your bladder or bowel movements. This may be due to the damage in the area of the brain, or a decrease in mobility.
Feelings of fatigue, anxiety, anger, or depression are common after stroke. These may be normal responses to what has happened.
In some cases, they may require specific treatment. Do inform your stroke care team if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Coping with Depression
Stroke may create behavioural and personality changes impacted by the damage to the part of the brain, which regulates emotions, decision making and judgement.
Behavioural and personality changes include aggression, apathy, disinhibition, emotional lability, irritability, and impulsivity.
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You may feel worried about engaging in physical intimacy or have a physical impairment that affects intimacy.
Activity Restrictions After a Heart Attack
The consequences of stroke may restrict your ability to engage your usual social activities.
Building a Supportive Network of Family and Friends
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Friday, September 15, 2023
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