You might be given blood-thinning medications after you've had a stroke, to help you avoid another one. Or you might need blood-thinning medication if you have a health condition such as a heart problem or blood-clotting disorder which could lead to a stroke.
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.
For a child, a friend or family member - having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers. Plus a list of useful resources to help you with practical issues such as how to register a death, finding professional counselling services, and support for bereaved children.
Find out what to expect when you begin your stroke recovery journey.
A stroke can leave you with balance problems which increases your likeliness of falling. Read our fall prevention tips and find out where to find support if you're worried about falling.
"I feel exhausted all the time since my stroke”. Sound familiar? You’re not alone - many people experience fatigue after stroke.
A stroke in the brain stem can cause locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes. A stroke may also cause hallucinations and delusions.
In 2018, we conducted the largest ever survey of stroke survivors and their carers to find out more about their lives. Over 11,000 people affected by stroke in the UK took the time to share their stories with us. Find out what we learnt from the survey.