Effects of a stroke

Many people make a full recovery from a stroke, but some people can be left with severe health problems and debilitating conditions. Effects of a stroke may include:

  • Speech problems
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Paralysis (usually regionalised)
  • Numbness and loss of feeling
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Lack of movement
  • Memory loss
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Tiredness

In severe cases, people may be left with extensive brain damage which may prevent them from being able to communicate or move; patients who suffer in this way will usually require 24 hour care for the rest of their lives.

Guide to Stroke

Stroke Intro

Coping after stroke

Effects of stroke

Preventing a stroke

Recovering from a stroke

Symptoms of stroke

Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

Treatment for stroke