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  • The long-term effects of stroke depend on which part of the brain was damaged and by how much.
  • Early treatment and rehabilitation after a stroke can improve recovery and many people regain a lot of abilities.
  • The most common types of disability after stroke are changes to speech, learning and understanding, and weakness or paralysis on one side of the body.
  • The healthcare professionals who can help you depend on the types of challenges you face.
  • A good first step to recovery after a stroke is to speak with your doctor or rehabilitation team.

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Reviewed on: 12-10-2015