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Problems with bladder and bowel control are common after a stroke. This guide explains some of the continence problems you might experience, how they are diagnosed, and the treatment and services available to help.
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 guide can help you to understand your own risk of a stroke and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. It includes tips for stroke survivors, and offers some advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
Stroke survivor Ian tells us how joining a stroke group changed his outlook on life for the better, and shares his group's plans to Make May Purple. Explore our advice and ideas for accessible days out and our Helpline guidance on getting back to work after a stroke. Plus, find out how you can get involved in Step Out for Stroke.
Having a seizure after a stroke can be frightening. Some stroke survivors are diagnosed with epilepsy, which is the tendency to have repeated seizures. This guide provides information about epilepsy after stroke, types of seizure and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.