Strokes are caused by a sudden reduction in the flow of oxygen-carrying blood to the brain, or a brain bleed. They can vary in severity which means that patients may need different kinds of care to help them recover from a stroke.
Your cognitive functions are usually most affected, with people facing challenges with communication, memory, concentration and spatial awareness. Strokes may disrupt your coordination and balance skills, as they often cause weakness on one side of your body. Extreme tiredness, difficulty sleeping, trouble speaking, and fatigue are also common symptoms.
Difficulty swallowing, vision problems and changes to your bladder and bowel movements are further common symptoms. Many patients also suffer from depression and anxiety after a stroke. So, trained medical practitioners are needed to provide loving care and support to help you recover from a stroke.