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  1. Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you?This topic covers rehabilitation after a stroke. For information on stroke itself, see the topic Stroke.What is stroke rehabilitation?The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation (“rehab”). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. Rehab can help you to: Do as well and

  2. Stroke Rehabilitation - Adapting After a Stroke

    After a stroke, rehabilitation will not only focus on helping you recover from disabilities but also on making changes in your lifestyle, at home, at work, and in relationships. Changes will depend on the type of disabilities, which are determined by the part of your brain that was affected by the stroke.A stroke in the right side of the brain can cause difficulty with performing everyday tasks. .

  3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

    What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? Some people call a transient ischemic attack (TIA) a mini - stroke, because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but do not last long.

  4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Depression and Pain After a Stroke

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for depression and pain after a stroke.

  5. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  6. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Health Tools

    An interactive tool about deciding whether to have carotid endarterectomy for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  7. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is not appropriate for a transient ischemic attack (TIA). If you think you are having a TIA, do not ignore the symptoms and do not try to manage them at home. Seek emergency medical care when symptoms first appear.

  8. Stroke: Bladder and Bowel Problems - Topic Overview

    Some people who have a stroke suffer loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) after the stroke. But this is usually temporary. And it can have many causes, including infection, constipation, and the effects of medicines.If you have problems controlling your bladder, your doctor may: Test a urine sample to see if you have an infection. Do tests to see how you urinate, which can help you and your doctor decide what treatment might work best for you.Help you develop a schedule of regular bathroom use that fits your abilities.Suggest that you wear protective clothing or a pad.Prescribe medicines, depending on the cause of your bladder problems.Some things you can do to prevent bladder leakage include:Emptying your bladder at regular intervals, including when you first wake up and at bedtime.Controlling your liquid intake, such as drinking liquids at regular intervals and limiting fluid intake after dinner.Urinary retentionYou may have trouble emptying your bladder completely

  9. Stroke Guide - Other Treatment

    Stroke rehabilitation is a critical part of a successful recovery. Half of the people who have a stroke lose some of their independence, and 20% are completely dependent on others for their care.

  10. Stroke Guide - Cause

    An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.

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