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.
A stroke doesn't have to stop you from going on holiday. There are plenty of ways to take a break, it may just take a little extra planning.
We all know that a balanced diet is important in keeping us healthy and reducing our risk of stroke and other conditions. But sometimes it’s difficult to know how to make the best choices. That’s why we’re partnering with LoSalt® for a #HealthierUK, to share tips and ideas for small changes that can make a big difference.
Alaire volunteers for our Here For You telephone support service to help stroke survivors and carers stay connected and help combat feelings of isolation.
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.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.
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.
Michael Burns had two haemorrhagic strokes in two years. The strokes left him with lasting fatigue which has impacted his day to day life. Learn more about Michael's stroke story and how he manages the effects of his stroke.
Even making small changes to your eating habits can make a difference to your overall health, particularly if you have been told that you are at risk of having a stroke or TIA.