Complications of Stroke


About complications: Complications of Stroke are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Stroke. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Stroke and complications of Stroke is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Stroke: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Stroke includes:

Complications of Stroke: A person who has a stroke may suffer little or no brain damage and disability, especially if the stroke is treated promptly. But stroke can lead to severe brain damage and disability, or even death. The type of disability caused by a stroke depends on the extent of brain damage and what part of the brain is damaged.

Stroke may cause paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, memory problems, mood changes, trouble speaking or understanding speech, problems with eating and swallowing, pain, depression, and other problems. Rehabilitation and medical treatment can help a person recover from the effects of stroke and prevent another stroke from occurring. 1

Sexual function is rarely damaged by a stroke and it is unlikely that sexual exertion will cause another stroke. Using different positions or medical devices can help make up for any weakness or paralysis. 2

Complications of Stroke: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Stroke:

1. excerpt from Stroke: NWHIC
2. excerpt from Sexuality Later in Life - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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