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Stroke Conditions

Treatment for Stroke Symptoms in Dallas

A stroke is a sudden disabling attack on the brain, usually caused by an interruption of blood flow. Strokes can cause severe disability, but with prompt appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the symptoms of stroke can be minimized.

Physical Conditions

Some physical conditions that can be caused by stroke include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulty lifting up the front of a foot, also known as foot drop
  • Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing
  • Paralysis on one side of the face or body
  • Epilepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Vision problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Muscle weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis)

There is no guarantee that a person will have any physical effects after a stroke, but it depends on how severe the stroke was and how quickly the victim received treatment.

Cognitive Conditions

A stroke can have many effects on the mind as well as the body. Problems with memory and concentration are common for people after a stroke. Some of these effects may be permanent, but may patients have shown improvements after treatment and rehabilitation.

The following are some possible cognitive impairments caused by a stroke:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty speaking and/or understanding speech (aphasia)
  • Depression
  • Uncontrollable laughing or crying (the pseudobulbar affect)

Looking Towards the Future

The aftermath of a stroke can be a scary and overwhelming time. Remember that you are not in this alone. Strokes are a very common event and there are numerous programs designed to help patients overcome stroke conditions. At Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute, we provide treatment for both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

For more information about treatment for stroke conditions, call (214) 948-2076.