Information about atrial fibrillation for healthcare and other professionals.
If you are of African Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. But there are things you can do to stay healthy and avoid a stroke.
This guide explains the factors that can make people of South Asian origin more at risk of stroke and how you can reduce your risk.
A stroke can sometimes cause changes to your taste and smell. Things can taste different or taste bad (dysgeusia) or you may not taste flavours (hypogeusia or ageusia). Some people lose the sense of smell (anosmia) or become more sensitive to smells (hyperosmia). These problems often improve over time, and our guide gives some practical tips about oral hygiene and enjoying your food.
About two thirds of people have vision problems after a stroke. This guide explains the different types of vision problems people can experience after a stroke and how they can be treated.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
This page explains how a stroke can affect the way you feel, some of the emotional problems that can happen because of it and some of the things that can help to treat them.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.