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Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

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.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Research
September 2017

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.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

This guide explains what private treatments are available for stroke, and what to consider before deciding if they are right for you. It covers rehabilitation therapies like physiotherapy, as well as health checks and scans.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

People with a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF) are five times more likely to have a stroke. This guide explains what AF is diagnosed, how it increases your risk of stroke and how it is treated.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

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.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

This guide looks at why people of South Asian origins have an increased risk of stroke. It explains the conditions that can raise your risk, such as diabetes, and gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk. Plus sources of advice and information.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke, so it's important that you don't regularly drink more than the recommended limit. This guide explains the link between alcohol and stroke and offers some useful tips for cutting down.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

If you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood presure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk. 

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome. 

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