What are the side effects of a right frontal lobe stroke?
Here are some of the most common symptoms of frontal lobe stroke:
- Hemiparesis or hemiplegia. This involves weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, usually the opposite side of the stroke.
- Speech difficulties.
- Impaired spatial reasoning.
- Vascular dementia.
- Behavior changes.
What happens if you have a stroke in the frontal lobe?
Strokes that affect the frontal lobes can lead to a range of problems, such as apathy or emotionalism (an overflow of emotion without necessarily feeling that emotion). A stroke that hits the cerebellum can also trigger a personality shift. This brain region is vital to many aspects of executive function.
What causes a cortical stroke?
Usually, a subcortical stroke occurs because of blockage of a small branch of the middle cerebral artery, a small branch of the anterior cerebral artery or a small branch of the posterior cerebral artery. Sometimes a subcortical stroke is the result of hemorrhage (bleeding blood vessel).
What does the right frontal side of the brain control?
The frontal lobes are involved in motor function, problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, judgement, impulse control, and social and sexual behavior. The left frontal lobe is involved in controlling language related movement, whereas the right frontal lobe plays a role in non-verbal abilities.
Where is a cortical stroke?
Strokes affecting the cerebral cortex (i.e. cortical strokes) classically present with deficits such as neglect, aphasia, and hemianopia. Subcortical strokes affect the small vessels deep in the brain, and typically present with purely motor hemiparesis affecting the face, arm, and leg.
Can a frontal lobe stroke occur on the right side?
Usually, a frontal lobe stroke involves only the left frontal lobe or the right frontal lobe because each side receives blood from arteries on its own side. 1 A frontal lobe stroke can be large or small, depending on whether interruption of blood flow occurs in one of the large blood vessels or in a small branch of a blood vessel.
What happens if you have a stroke in the cortical lobe?
Lesions of the cortex may result in visual disturbances. For example, occipital lobe infarcts will result in disturbance of vision in the contralateral visual field. Similar deficits can occur with cortical strokes affecting the temporal and parietal lobes where the optic radiations travel.
What happens to speech after a frontal lobe stroke?
Speech difficulties. This is particularly common after left frontal lobe strokes, as the left hemisphere is usually the language center of the brain. Every brain is wired a bit differently though, and no brain function is controlled solely in one hemisphere alone.
Can a person recover from a frontal lobe stroke?
The goods news is that the brain can heal itself after a frontal lobe stroke, and some, if not all, side effects can be minimized with intensive therapies and hard work. While the effects of frontal lobe stroke can be damaging, they are not necessarily permanent.