Strokes can cause balance issues.

CORRECT. Problems with balance following a stroke will vary from person to person. Sometimes, different parts of the body related to balance, such as the brain, eyes and limbs, won’t work well together, causing balance issues.

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Incorrect. Problems with balance following a stroke will vary from person to person. But sometimes, different parts of the body related to balance, such as the brain, eyes and limbs, won’t work well together, causing balance issues.

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Strokes do not affect the eyes.

CORRECT. A stroke can cause significant changes in your vision because different parts of the brain work together to control vision. Depending on the size and location of a stroke, it may or may not affect various aspects of vision.

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Incorrect. It is possible for stroke to cause significant changes in your vision because different parts of the brain work together to control vision. Depending on the size and location of a stroke, it may or may not affect various aspects of vision.

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A stroke can affect the muscles in the face.

CORRECT. In the case of a stroke, the face can droop suddenly and other muscles on one side of the body may also be affected.

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Incorrect. In the case of a stroke, it's possible for the face droop suddenly and other muscles on one side of the body may also be affected.

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A stroke can cause different parts of the body to become weak, even the arms or legs.

CORRECT. Most stroke movement problems are caused by weakness in the muscles. It’s common for one side of the body to be weak after a stroke, or people may experience weakness in just one arm or leg.

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Incorrect. Following a stroke, it’s common for one side of the body to be weak. Some people may experience weakness in just one arm or leg.

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Your ability to speak and communicate does not change if you have a stroke.

CORRECT. After a stroke, it is common to experience different communication difficulties, such as slurred speech, difficulties reading and writing or understanding other people when they speak.

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Incorrect. After a stroke, it is common to experience different communication difficulties, such as slurred speech, difficulties reading and writing or understanding other people when they speak.

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It is okay to drive yourself to the hospital if you think you’re having a stroke.

CORRECT. A stroke is a medical emergency and it’s important to get medical treatment by experts as soon as possible. The chances for survival and recovery are much better when the right treatment begins quickly after noticing stroke symptoms.

Incorrect. If you think you are having a stroke, you should never try to drive yourself to the hospital. A stroke is a medical emergency and it’s important to get medical treatment by experts as soon as possible. The chances for survival and recovery are much better when the right treatment begins quickly after noticing stroke symptoms.

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