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What happens when you have a stroke on the left side of your brain?

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With a stroke on the left side of your brain, you might have:

  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble getting your words out or understanding others
  • Weakness or paralysis on your right side

From: What Happens When You Have a Stroke? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Stroke Association: "What is stroke?" "Hemorrhagic stroke," "Ischemic stroke."

University of Michigan: "After a stroke, every minute counts: U-M stroke doctor co-authors updated national guide," "Comprehensive Stroke Care."

KidsHealth: "Stroke."

PubMed Health: "What Does Blood Do?"

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "Let's Talk About Changes Caused by Stroke," "What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms," "Effects of Stroke."

CDC: "About Stroke."

Cleveland Clinic: "Intracranial Hemorrhage, Cerebral Hemorrhage and Hemorrhagic Stroke," "Stroke and the Brain."

UC Santa Barbara: "How long does it take to die from no oxygen?"

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: "Subarachnoid Hemorrhage."

North Carolina Stroke Association: "Effects of Stroke."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 03, 2017

SOURCES:

National Stroke Association: "What is stroke?" "Hemorrhagic stroke," "Ischemic stroke."

University of Michigan: "After a stroke, every minute counts: U-M stroke doctor co-authors updated national guide," "Comprehensive Stroke Care."

KidsHealth: "Stroke."

PubMed Health: "What Does Blood Do?"

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "Let's Talk About Changes Caused by Stroke," "What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms," "Effects of Stroke."

CDC: "About Stroke."

Cleveland Clinic: "Intracranial Hemorrhage, Cerebral Hemorrhage and Hemorrhagic Stroke," "Stroke and the Brain."

UC Santa Barbara: "How long does it take to die from no oxygen?"

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: "Subarachnoid Hemorrhage."

North Carolina Stroke Association: "Effects of Stroke."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 03, 2017

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