Every stroke is different, so it can affect your body in different ways. For some people, the effects are minor and short-lived while others are left to deal with serious long term problems. A stroke can affect how your body works. The most common problems involve:
There are also some subtle effects of a stroke:
- Communication: Some stroke victims find it difficult to speak or comprehend what others are saying to them.
- Memory and Cognitive Difficulties: Some victims have problems with forgetfulness, problem-solving, or navigating to a destination.
- Emotional and behavioral problems: What many don’t know is that a stroke can impact your ability to control your emotions and behaviors. Some patients struggle with anxiety, anger or depression that they never experienced prior to the stroke.
On a positive note, many disabilities, behavior changes, and emotional disturbances resulting from a stroke can improve over time.