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.
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
This complete guide explains how a stroke can affect the way your brain understands, organises and stores information. It also talks about the kinds of problems this can cause and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke and their family and friends.
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.
Most strokes happen because of a blockage in an artery. A common cause of this is disease in the large carotid arteries in the front of your neck. This guide explains what can cause carotid artery disease and how it can be treated.
This guide talks about some common problems that can happen because of this and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
This guide explains how changes to your behaviour can happen after a stroke. It includes advice on how to manage apathy, aggression and inappropriate behaviour. It also talks about how to get help through therapy and your GP.
Physiotherapy is used to help with movement problems after a stroke, such as weakness or paralysis. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help you learn to
move and get around. It can help you learn to use your arm and hand in everyday activities as much as possible.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.