Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Stroke information

A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, so it's vital to understand your own risk of a stroke.

This guide gives clear and simple information about what can cause a stroke, and some of the active steps you can take to reduce your risk.

You may be at higher risk due to being overweight, having high blood pressure or another health condition, or you may have a family history of stroke. This guide explains what you can do if you have any stroke risk factors. 

It's packed with information and practical tips on topics like quitting smoking, getting active and eating healthily. 

If you have had a stroke or TIA (mini-stroke) this guide can help you understand the health conditions linked to stroke, as well as ideas for diet and healthy lifestyle choices that everyone can try.

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Document date

Publication date
June 2021
Next review due
June 2023