There are a few factors that generally influence the effects of a stroke on one’s body, as each stroke is different. The first thing is the part of the brain that has suffered from the stroke, then the area that was affected depending on how big the area was, and finally one’s health condition when the stroke took place. The effects of a stroke can be divided into two categories, physical and mental effects.
A person may suffer from weakness or paralysis of the body. The paralysis may be on one side of the body or on one’s arm or leg. Paralysis occurs on the side opposite of the brain area that was affected by the stroke. An affected person will have problems with balancing and coordination because one side will suddenly be heavier than the other. Regardless of whether their muscles are strong, the affected person will have problems with general movements, such as walking or sitting.
Verbal communication can also be affected by strokes. Aphasia causes a person to have problems in verbal communication or writing. They may also lose the ability to come up with the correct words that can be used when speaking or writing. Dysarthria is another language effect whereby one knows which words to use but they have major problems while trying to uttering them. Stroke affected people can also face vision and perception issues.
Stroke patients also suffer from cognitive problems. Strokes affect their memory, the way they think, the ability for them to pay attention and learn aside from other mental problems. They can face issues when trying to figure out if something is safe for them or not due to poor judgment. They will not be able to keep up with regular tasks and may even lose track of dates and time. They can also experience immense pain, numbness as well as odd sensations and thus it would be very difficult for them to relax or feel comfortable.