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High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. In the UK, 9.5 million people are diagnosed with high blood pressure, with a further 5.5 million cases undiagnosed. This guide explains the link between high blood pressure and stroke, the medication used to treat it and some steps you can take to lower your blood pressure.
Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
Diabetes doubles your risk of a stroke, so it's important that it's treated and controlled well if you have it. This guide explains what diabetes is, the link between diabetes and stroke, and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.
Physiotherapy is often an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help with limb-strengthening, relearning patterns of movement, and a variety of other problems a stroke survivor may experience.
A guide for people who have had a stroke, produced by the Stroke Association. It's packed with information on the effects of stroke, stroke recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.
This Stroke Association guide helps you understand your own risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. Includes tips for stroke survivors, and great advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
A guide for family, friends and carers of people who have had a stroke, from the Stroke Association. Packed with information about the emotional impact of stroke, rehabilitation and recovery, and the support available to carers.