Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Stroke Health Center

Select An Article
Font Size

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Stroke

Since you've recently had a stroke, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. How soon can I expect to recover after my stroke?

Recommended Related to Stroke

Understanding Stroke -- Diagnosis and Treatment

You should consider these symptoms warning signs and consult your health care provider or call 911 right away: Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body. Abrupt loss of vision, strength, coordination, sensation, speech, or the ability to understand speech. These symptoms may become worse over time. Sudden dimness of vision, especially in one eye. Sudden loss of balance, possibly accompanied by vomiting, nausea, fever, hiccups, or trouble with swallowing...

Read the Understanding Stroke -- Diagnosis and Treatment article > >

2. How will having a stroke change what I can and can't do?

3. Will I need to change my diet? What foods should I be avoiding or eating more of?

4. Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make?

5. Would physical or occupational therapy be helpful? Can you make a referral?

6. Are there any medications I should take to help me during my recovery?

7. Should I be taking aspirin or a prescription medication to help prevent another stroke?

8. Do I have any other conditions that make having another stroke more likely? What can I do to reduce my risk?

9. Am I a good candidate for any clinical trials?

10. Is there a support group, counselor, or mental health professional you recommend?

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on October 18, 2012
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

Understanding Stroke
SLIDESHOW
Lowering Blood Pressure Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
most common stroke symptoms
ARTICLE
Stroke Recovery
ARTICLE
 

brain scans
Quiz
woman with migraine
Article
 
brain scan
Article
quit smoking tips
Slideshow
 

Heart Foods Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
Soy For High BP
VIDEO
 
BP Medicine
VIDEO
Lowering Cholesterol Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 

WebMD Special Sections