Bladder and bowel problems are common after a stroke. Many people soon recover, but if you have longer-term problems, there are treatments and support that can help you get on with daily life.
A stroke often causes problems with bladder and bowel control. These usually improve in the early weeks after the stroke, but around a third of stroke survivors may have longer term difficulties.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
Find out what to expect when you begin your stroke recovery journey.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active, as doing so is good for emotional wellbeing.
A stroke won’t just affect you, but everyone around you too. It can put a strain on your relationships and can also affect your sex life. But there are things you can do to help you cope with the impact.
It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control. Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide information about accommodation and equipment.
When someone close to you has had a stroke, they may need help and support after they return home from hospital. Find out the different ways you can support a stroke survivor, and what help and support is available for carers.
This page describes the state of stroke care in hospitals, which was affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the recent year.