Management of Fatigue
Fatigue is a common aftereffect of stroke, affecting anywhere from 30 to 70 percent of stroke survivors. Fatigue can impede recovery from stroke.
Health Issues after Stroke
Your health can be impacted a variety of ways after stroke. These can contribute to fatigue, and include things such as:
Some medications used to help treat stroke-related health issues may leave you feeling worn out.
Even simple tasks like standing and walking may require much more mental and physical effort, leading to fatigue.
Occupational and physical therapists may be able to help you cope with fatigue by helping you learn to move more efficiently, and giving you exercises to improve your stamina.
Rehabilitation therapy can help you relearn basic skills and increase your strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Over time, if you follow your rehabilitation therapy, your physical and medical condition will improve, making fatigue less of an issue.
What You Can Do
There are steps you can take to cope with fatigue-related issues, including: