This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. In the UK, 9.5 million people are diagnosed with high blood pressure, with a further 5.5 million cases undiagnosed. This guide explains the link between high blood pressure and stroke, the medication used to treat it and some steps you can take to lower your blood pressure.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.