Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
The stroke support that we offer has the potential to contribute to significant cost savings across the health and social care sector. How stroke support creates value is underpinned by evidence from our own service evaluation. In our report, we look at the social and economic impact of our Stroke Recovery Service.
Research in the American Academy of Neurology Journal suggests that strokes are becoming more common at a younger age, with about one in five victims now below the age of 55. Despite this, there is an overall decline in the incidence of stroke.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.
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.
This research project will work with stroke survivors and their families. In year one, we will design a healthy living programme for stroke survivors and their families. The programme will provide information, education and support. It will help people to learn how to manage their own lifestyle risk factors.
Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.
Published in the journal The Lancet, a new study suggests link between longer working hours and increased stroke risk.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Find out why you may experience problems with your vision after stroke, the different kind of problems that can occur, and what treatments may be able to help.
Find out how your taste and smell can change after a stroke, why it happens and what may help you cope with the changes.