Stroke Types and Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

3) Difficulty talking or swallowing

Difficulty talking or swallowing, Stroke symptoms
Difficulty talking or swallowing

If a stroke affects the part of your brain that controls and coordinate muscle movement in your face, you may experience loss of movement in your mouth and throat. It makes it difficult for you to talk, swallow or even open your lips to eat. The common part of the brain affected in such strokes is the primary motor cortex, or M1, which is located in the frontal lobe of your brain. It is difficult to treat and causes partial or total dependency of a patient on his caregivers.