Complications and resulting impairments become more serious depending on the severity of the stroke. Complications can include the following:
- difficulty swallowing or talking
- balance problems
- memory loss
- difficulty controlling emotions
- changes in behavior
Coping after a strokeSome people who have a stroke recover quickly and can regain normal function of their body after just a few days. For other people, recovery may take six months or longer.
No matter how long it takes you to recover from your stroke, recovery is a process. Remaining optimistic can help you cope. Celebrate any and all progress you make. Talking to a therapist can help you work through your recovery, too.