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
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
Thinking and reasoning. You may not be able to think
clearly. The stroke may cause you to act differently than you did before the
Senses. You may not be able to feel when something or
someone touches your affected body parts, such as the arms or legs. Your sight
or hearing may be affected (rare).
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September 09, 2014
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