It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control. Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence.
Can electrical stimulation of the leg alleviate bladder problems caused by stroke?
Problems with bladder and bowel control are common after a stroke. This guide explains some of the continence problems you might experience, how they are diagnosed, and the treatment and services available to help.
This year, the UK Stroke Assembly North event was held in Manchester. On day two, the morning plenary was all about stroke research, including how patients can get involved in shaping it.
Moving more after a stroke can be a massive boost to your recovery, your confidence and your wellbeing. Find information and tips on being more active after a stroke.
UK Stroke Forum 2016 took place from Monday to Wednesday (28-30 November) at the ACC in Liverpool. UK Stroke Forum is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway.
We explain the reasons behind why someone might not survive a stroke, and provide ways to get emotional and practical support if someone is seriously ill or has died.
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.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.