Stroke Medical Reference
What Is a Spinal Stroke?
- What Is Wallenberg Syndrome?
Wallenberg syndrome occurs following a stroke or reduction in blood flow to the brainstem. Learn more about what causes it, symptoms, and more.
- What to Know About a Lacunar Stroke
Find out what you need to know about lacunar stroke. Discover the risks, how to recognize a stroke, and how it may affect health.
- What Is Hemiparesis?
Learn what hemiparesis is and how it can affect your life. Is it curable? What's the outlook? Find out the details.
- What to Know About Thalamic Strokes
What is a thalamic stroke? Learn about this type of stroke and its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
- TIA Treatment and Prevention: What to Know
If you've had a TIA (transient ischemic attack), learn what medicines or procedures you need to prevent a stroke, along with the lifestyle changes you can make to lower your stroke risk.
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
A subarachnoid hemorrhage is a type of stroke. It’s an emergency. Learn its warning signs.
- Conditions That Look Like a Stroke
Learn how conditions from migraine to multiple sclerosis can have some of the same symptoms as stroke, such as confusion, dizziness, or weakness in the arms.
- Timeline of a Stroke
Learn how a stroke unfolds minute by minute, from the time your symptoms come on all the way through to your first hour in the hospital.
- What to Do When You Spot a Stroke
Learn how the F.A.S.T. system can teach you easy-to-remember signs of a stroke, and find out what steps to take if someone you know has symptoms of a stroke.
- What Meds Do You Need to Take After a Stroke?
Taking the right medication after a stroke can help keep you healthy and prevent another stroke. Here's a look at what your doctor might prescribe.
- Depression, Anxiety, Other Emotions After a Stroke
Many people have changes in their emotions after a stroke. They may get better in time, but it’s important to treat them, too.
- Help for Bathroom Problems After a Stroke
Stroke survivors may have trouble in the bathroom, like constipation or bladder control problems. But help’s available.
- Coming Home After a Stroke
A stroke can change many things about your life. There’s plenty you can do to stay safe and healthy as you readjust at home.
- Walking, Driving, and Moving Around After a Stroke
After a stroke, most people have problems moving and getting around. Learn why -- and how you can get your mobility back.
- Talking and Communication After a Stroke
After a stroke, many people have trouble communicating. Learn why -- and how caregivers can help.
- What Happens When You Have a Stroke?
When you have a stroke, part of your brain doesn’t get the oxygen it needs. Learn what happens in your body during the different types of stroke.
- Will I Need Surgery After a Stroke?
Surgery may save your life during a stroke, and can also keep you from having another one. Learn more about some common procedures to lower your stroke risk.
- Food and Appetite Problems After a Stroke
Eating healthy foods after a stroke is key to recovery, but it can be a challenge. Here’s how to handle any eating problems that come your way.
- What Are the Symptoms of a TIA?
Learn the symptoms of a TIA (transient ischemic attack), or ministroke, and find out what tests you may get for a diagnosis.
- What Is a TIA?
Find out what causes a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke, and who might be a risk for it.
- Rehab After a Stroke: What to Expect
A stroke rehab program can help you regain your independence and enjoy the things you love. Learn how it works.
- Stroke: A Caregiver's Checklist for Daily Care
Daily care is a challenge when you're a caregiver for someone recovering from a stroke. Use this checklist to make it easier.
- Silent Stroke: What You Need to Know
A silent stroke can hit you without you realizing hit. Find out what the effects are and how you can prevent one.
- Top Causes of Stroke
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. What puts you at most risk, and how can you lower your odds of a stroke?
- The Warning Signs of Stroke
Common warning signs of stroke: How to recognize them FAST.
WebMD discusses thrombolysis for breaking up blood clots, including types of treatment and their effects.
- Vascular Dementia
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of vascular dementia.
- Stroke Organizations
WebMD provides links to stroke resources.
- 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Stroke
If you've had a stroke, here are some key questions you may want to ask your doctor.
- Stroke-Related Dementia
Learn more about stroke and how it is related to dementia.
- Heart Disease and Stroke
Learn more from WebMD about stroke, including causes, types, risk factors, and symptoms.
- How Does High Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk?
High blood pressure is the No. 1 preventable cause of stroke. WebMD explains the reasons.
- What Can Help Prevent a Stroke?
We can prevent 80% of strokes. Here’s what you can do to put the odds in your favor.
- Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Understand the symptoms of stroke from the experts at WebMD.
- Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment: What to Know
Strokes can happen without warning. Find out why getting to the ER fast is key to your diagnosis and treatment.