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Complications That May Arise After A Person Suffers Stroke

Stroke is a severe medical condition that is considered a medical emergency and requires urgent attention to minimize brain cell damage. It occurs when the flow of blood to the brain cells is obstructed, resulting in death of affected cells and paralysis of the whole or one side of the body.

There are different types of stroke, including ischemic stroke, transient ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke. However, all types of stroke can lead to complications. In this article, based on a publication from Mayo Clinic, we will discuss some of the complications that may arise after a stroke.

Complications That May Arise Due to Stroke

1. Pain and numbness - According to healthline A person who suffers a stroke may experience pain and numbness in the affected body parts. For example, if the stroke affects the right arm, the person may experience tingling sensation and pain on the affected arm.

2. Paralysis or loss of muscle movement - This is a severe complication that can occur after a stroke. Individuals who suffer from stroke may find it difficult to move certain body parts, and in severe cases, the entire body may be paralyzed with limited chances of recovery.

3. Difficulty speaking or swallowing - A stroke can affect the muscles in the mouth and throat, resulting in difficulties with speaking and swallowing food or liquids. The individual may also have problems with reading, writing, and understanding languages.

4. Changes in behavior and self-care - Individuals who suffer from a stroke may have difficulty taking care of themselves as they did before. They may require more assistance from loved ones due to paralysis of certain body parts. Additionally, they are at a higher risk of developing depression and other emotional problems.

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