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Generally, 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.)


Treatment 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:
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.)

Preventing an Ischemic Stroke

Steps for effective stroke prevention involve:
  • 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.)
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