More Details on Ischemic Stroke
EffectsGenerally, an ischemic stroke can cause five types of disabilities. These include:
- Paralysis or problems controlling movement
- Sensory disturbances including pain
- Problems using or understanding language
- Problems with thinking and memory
- Emotional disturbances.
(Click Stroke Effects for more information on the effects of an ischemic stroke.)
RecoveryTreatment does not end when a person leaves the hospital. Leaving the hospital is often simply the beginning of the next phase in treatment of a stroke. For most people who have had an ischemic stroke, treatment is a lifelong journey.
For people recovering from an ischemic stroke, the most important post-stroke treatments include:
- Stroke rehabilitation (stroke rehab for short) -- see Stroke Rehabilitation
- Lifestyle changes -- see Stroke Prevention
- Stroke medications.
You will need to see your doctor for checkups and tests to see how your recovery is progressing.
(Click Stroke Recovery for more information on treatment after a stroke.)
- Knowing your stroke risk factors
- Monitoring your health and making lifestyle changes to reduce your risk
- Possibly taking medication or having a procedure
- Knowing the signs of a stroke.
(Click Stroke Prevention for more information on ways to prevent an ischemic stroke.)