Stroke Medical Reference
- 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.
- Spinal stroke (spinal cord infarction)
Spinal strokes occur when the blood supply to the spinal cord is blocked or disrupted. These are rare but can be fatal or result in life-long disability.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Types of Stroke
Learn about the causes and symptoms of the major kinds of stroke.
- 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.
- The Warning Signs of Stroke
Common warning signs of stroke: How to recognize them FAST.
- 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?
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.
- How Atherosclerosis Causes Half of All Strokes
About half of all strokes are caused by atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries caused by high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and other factors. WebMD tells you what causes atherosclerosis and how to prevent it.
- 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.
- 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.
- What Is a Stroke?
A stroke is a serious medical emergency. Understand the types of strokes, how they happen, and their symptoms.