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.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.
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.
Find out what to expect when you begin your stroke recovery journey.
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.
Find information on the types of equipment and technology you can use to help with daily life after a stroke.
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.
How we take part in EU funded research, details of current projects and how you can join us.