What are the symptoms of mild stroke?
- •There are differences between poststroke fatigue and normal tiredness. The key difference between them is that rest may relieve normal tiredness but not poststroke fatigue.
- •Poststroke fatigue may not be related to activity level or sleep quality. This can make it difficult to participate in everyday activities (eg, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry).
- •Sadness or hopeless.
- •Depression and depression-related symptoms (eg, changes in appetite, loss of interest in activities or hobbies, sleep disturbances, fatigue, even thoughts of suicide).
- •Frustration or anger or a sense of fear.
- •Anxiety and anxiety-related behaviors (eg, sleep disturbances, irritability, fatigue, lack of concentration).
- •Both depression and anxiety may be present.
Memory, language, and sensory difficulties
- •Difficulty concentrating.
- •Taking longer time to complete simple daily living activities.
- •Forgetting recently learned information (ie, problem with short-term memory).
- •Confusion with time or place.
- •Problems with speech or swallowing.
- •Loss of vision or difficulty seeing in one or both eyes.
- •Loss of balance and sudden headache.
Facial and limb muscle weakness and numbness
- •Weakness and/or numbness in the arm or leg or both on the same side.
- •The face may droop or look lopsided.
- •Difficulty speaking or swallowing.
- •Dizziness or problems with balance.
What are the risks of mild stroke?
When should you call the doctor?
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|Rehabilitation of mood disturbance|
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