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  1. Stroke: Common Disabilities - Topic Overview

    Stroke is the most common cause of disability resulting from damage to the nervous system. A stroke may affect: Movement. You may not be able to use your arms or walk. This is usually because of weakness or paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis). Speech and language. You may not be able to speak,read,or write. Also,you may not be able to understand what someone else is saying. ...

  2. Stroke - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

  3. High Blood Pressure, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Stroke - Topic Overview

    High blood pressure (hypertension) is considered the most important and most treatable risk factor for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke. Proper treatment of high blood pressure can reduce the chance of having a TIA or stroke. High blood pressure increases the pressure inside arteries,causing damage. Excessive pressure on the walls of vessels speeds up hardening and narrowing of the ...

  4. Understanding Stroke -- Symptoms

    Understand the symptoms of stroke from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Understanding Stroke -- the Basics

    Get the basics on stroke symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Stroke -- Prevention

    Learn how to prevent strokes from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Stroke -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of strokes from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Migraine and Stroke

    If you're prone to migraines, should you be concerned about a higher risk of stroke? Find out.

  9. Silent Stroke: What You Need to Know

    Is a silent stroke the same as a warning stroke? Find out how you can know if you’ve had a silent stroke, and learn what you can do to help prevent one.

  10. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Risk for a Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation? - What's next?

    Talk to your doctor about how to lower your risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation.You may be able to take medication or make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet, that can reduce your chances of stroke. While warfarin offers the best protection against stroke, it can also cause serious bleeding and other problems. Some people cannot take warfarin because they

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