What Are the Common Symptoms of Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke?

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What are the symptoms of middle cerebral artery stroke?

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The middle cerebral artery consists of two separate arteries – the right middle and the left middle arteries. The right middle cerebral artery delivers blood to the right part of the brain, while the left artery transports blood to the left side. Depending on which side of the brain is affected determine what kind of damage is done. If the right artery is affected, then you will see symptoms on the left side of your body and vice versa.

There are different types of symptoms that you may have, such as motor symptoms, sensory symptoms, visual symptoms and speech problems.

Motor symptoms: when a complete blockage occurs on one side of the middle cerebral artery, the paralysis effects of the stroke will be seen on the entire side of the face. If it is a partial blockage, only some areas will be affected, and your face will show no signs. The symptoms can also be seen on the legs or arms.

Sensory symptoms represent the perception or sensation problems. When you experience a middle cerebral artery stroke, a sensory strip found in the temporal lobe is often affected. This causes diminished sensation in some parts of the body like the arm, neck and face. Numbness can the most common symptoms.

Visual symptoms mean that your vision will be affected during the stroke. You are at the risks of losing sight. Your visual field is impaired, leading to partial or full loss. Sometimes, you lose control of movement of your eyes, thus making it hard to live as usual.

Speech problems are very common. When the left side of your brain is affected by a middle cerebral artery stroke, it can affect your ability to speak. You may lose your entire ability to speak. It may be hard for you to understand others’ words. The chance of recovery depends on the severity of your condition.

 

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