This guide talks about some common problems that can happen because of this and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.
Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
Find out more about the three most common types of aphasia.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
Find out why you may lose control of your bladder or bowels after a stroke, the kinds of problems this can cause and how they can be treated.
Childhood stroke can affect the whole family. The Stroke Association is here to support you as much as we can. We can provide resources and information related to peer support, stroke, brain injury and hemiplegia organisations, education, advocacy, info on related conditions, as well as handbooks, storybooks, and videos.
Find out how stroke can affect your balance, what can help, and how to look after yourself if your balance has been affected by stroke.