When a stroke occurs, it means a blood vessel in your brain is either blocked (ischemic stroke), severely narrowed, or ruptured (hemorrhagic stroke). In each case, you suddenly lose blood flow to your brain, and cells die.
They say “time is brain” because you lose more cells with each passing moment. Depending on the severity, location, and type of stroke you have, you’ll experience various neurological symptoms.
Our team of experts at Advanced Medical Care in Queens and Brooklyn, New York, specialize in diagnosing and treating strokes, working quickly and skillfully to preserve your healthy brain cells. This blog explains how a stroke can affect you neurologically.
Because the stroke’s location influences the symptoms you experience, let’s take a crash course in brain anatomy.
Your brain has three main regions:
Each region controls different functions.
Although the region affected dictates the symptoms, the top three signs that someone has experienced a stroke, plus a reminder to seek help immediately, create an easy-to-remember acronym — FAST — which stands for:
Beyond those initial effects, you can expect specific neurological symptoms depending on the stroke location.
Coma and death are also possible with a brainstem stroke.
The good news is that our Advanced Medical Care specialists, including neurologists, cardiologists, and physical therapists, can help you recover and overcome most or all of these neurological effects. But remember, time is brain — the sooner you get help, the better your chances of a full recovery.
Call Advanced Medical Care in Brooklyn or Queens, or book online to schedule an appointment for stroke treatment.