How is stroke treated
Your treatment will depend on the type of stroke you have, how serious it was, your age and general health, and how soon you arrive at the hospital.
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A stroke can affect your communication, ability to move about, and cause bowel and bladder issues. Every stroke is unique....
A stroke can lead to a number of changes that are less visible to others. This includes emotional changes, changes in your thinking ability, fatigue and challenges with perception....
A stroke can change how you do everyday things. Dressing, grooming, meal preparation, chores, driving and leisure may all be affected....
A stroke can have a big impact on the different relationships you have and the roles you play. It also impacts your care partner....
There may come a time in your recovery when you consider returning to work. You may also be considering volunteering....
A stroke can affect your ability to earn a living. It can also bring on new expenses. Ask family and friends, as well as workplace contacts, to look into benefits you qualify for....
Learn how to manage the relationship between stroke, heart disease and vascular cognitive impairment....
Work with your healthcare team to track your tests, medications and appointments. ...
Adjusting to life after a stroke?
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Recognize and respond immediately to any of these signs. Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.
Small, healthy changes in your daily routine can decrease your risk for another stroke. Change is hard. Start with one small change.
Some medical conditions increase the risk of stroke, but you can manage them with medication, treatment and making healthy choices.
Exercise is a good way to maintain your health through recovery, rehabilitation and the rest of your life.
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End of life care (palliative care)
When chronic illnesses progress to a point when there are no further treatments available, end-of-life (palliative) care, may be an option for you and your family. Palliative care is a system of support services, which may involve healthcare professionals, home-care services and bereavement counsellors, depending on your needs.
Learn how to self-manage your transition home.
Tips to start exercise after having a stroke
Learn how to manage your medications.
Find nearby services to support your recovery.
Self-care tips for caregivers.
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