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September 2017

Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.

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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. 

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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

This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers. Plus a list of useful resources to help you with practical issues such as how to register a death, finding professional counselling services, and support for bereaved children.

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Publication type: Publication
September 2017

Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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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

There are plenty of holiday options to choose from if you or someone you care for has had a stroke. From respite breaks to accessible holiday packages, there are options that cater for many of the difficulties a stroke survivor might face. This guide offers some helpful tips on organising a holiday and some sources of help and advice you may find useful.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

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.

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 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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