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Do All Strokes Cause Permanent Damage?

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The brain is an incredibly complex organ that manages and controls various bodily functions. When a stroke occurs, blood flow cannot reach the region that controls a particular function and won’t work as it should. The effects of a stroke will depend on several factors, as every stroke is unique. Our team at Nassau Suffolk Neurology would like to share some information about the aftermath of a stroke and potential complications that can arise. Continue reading to learn more. 

What are the Effects of a Stroke?

Strokes occur when blood supply is temporarily cut off from the brain, causing damage to oxygen-deprived brain cells. A stroke is severe and can lead to long-term brain injury, disability, and even death. Unfortunately, a stroke-induced brain injury cannot be reversed and causes permanent damage. For this reason, it’s essential to understand the warning signs and seek treatment immediately. Here are some of the possible effects and disabilities that a stroke can cause:

  • Physical Sensations – These unusual feelings can include pain, numbness, tingling, or the inability to recognize temperature, pain, or touch. 
  • Language and Speech Difficulties – Many stroke survivors suffer from language impairments, affecting speaking, writing, and language understanding. 
  • Motor Control Challenges – Some stroke survivors experience paralysis on either side of their body and issues with posture, balance, swallowing, and incontinence. 
  • Reasoning – Reasoning challenges can arise after a stroke. These issues include memory, judgment, thinking, and planning problems. Stroke survivors often experience short-term memory loss or have a shorter attention span, making engaging in new tasks or making plans more difficult. 

A stroke could potentially cause permanent loss of function. While the long-term effects of a stroke vary, early treatment and rehabilitation after a stroke can help many patients regain function and overcome a variety of different challenges. 

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke, our team at Nassau Suffolk Neurology is here to help! We administer a variety of neurological tests to help patients get to the bottom of any impairments they may be experiencing, and help them determine the best course of action to overcome post-stroke complications. Be sure to contact us today to learn more and request an appointment!