An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
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Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke, so it's important that you don't regularly drink more than the recommended limit. This guide explains the link between alcohol and stroke and offers some useful tips for cutting down.
Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.
A stroke is not something you prepare for. So you’re going to have a lot of questions when it happens. That’s why we’re here. We’ve tackled some of the questions that you're likely to have, including details of how to find out more.
A stroke in the brain stem can cause the very rare condition of locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes.
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