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.
Women have an increased risk of stroke during pregnancy and by taking the oral contraceptive pill. Find out more about the stroke risk factors that are specific to women.
Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that happens when the blood supply to your brain becomes reduced. It is a common type of dementia that can caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.