If the obstruction is on the right side of the brain; vision problems, paralysis on the left side of the body (including left side of face), memory loss, and a quick, inquisitive behavior style could all be signs and symptoms of a right hemisphere obstruction. If the obstruction is on the left side; aphasia (speech problems), paralysis on the right side of the body (including right side of face), memory loss, and a slow, cautious behavior style could all be signs and symptoms of a left hemisphere obstruction.
There are many risk factors associated with stroke. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chance that he or she will have a stroke. Some of these you have no control of, such as increasing age, family health history, race and gender. But you can change or treat most other risk factors to lower your risk. The chance of having a stroke more than doubles every decade after the age of 55. The chance is greater in people who have a family history of stroke. African Americans have a much higher risk of disability and death from a stroke than whites, in part because blacks have a greater incidence of high blood pressure,