Brain injury and loss of function from a stroke can lead to emotional changes. Soon after the stroke, you may have trouble controlling your emotions.
It helps build your strength, coordination, endurance, and confidence. Your doctor will decide what kind of rehabilitation will be helpful for you.
You can help prevent a stroke if you control risk factors and treat other medical conditions that can lead to a stroke. For more information, see the topic Quitting Smoking.
Two studies on the subject appear in the Sept. 19 rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Her study tracks the health of nearly 40,000 Japanese men and women from 1980 to 1998.
This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue. The effects of a stroke depend on which part of the brain is injured and how severely it is affected.
Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications. Etiology and clinical manifestations of transient ischemic attack.
A stroke often starts as a sudden feeling of numbness or weakness on half of the body. Getting fast treatment is important to preventing death and disability from stroke.
Strokes are usually classified by what mechanism caused the loss of the blood supply, either ischemic or hemorrhagic. In a thrombotic stroke, an artery can narrow over time because of cholesterol buildup, called plaque.
continued... After the acute situation is managed, most patients with stroke are monitored in the hospital for several days. Upon release, patient and doctor carefully review necessary steps for recovery and prevention of future strokes.
"That's because the benefit [of warfarin therapy] is in prevention, and you never know who didn't [go on to] have a stroke. But in terms of the risk, you see it and you know you caused it.
But he passionately argues that this poor reputation is undeserved. Warfarin is inconvenient because regular blood tests are inconvenient," he says.