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.
The current study investigates safe, mild, electrical stimulation of the leg, to relieve bladder symptoms caused by stroke.
Bladder and bowel problems are common after a stroke. Many people soon recover, but if you have longer-term problems, there are treatments and support that can help you get on with daily life.
A stroke often causes problems with bladder and bowel control. These usually improve in the early weeks after the stroke, but around a third of stroke survivors may have longer term difficulties.
Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke. This guide explains how exercise can improve your health, suggests some activities for you to try, and gives some organisations and resources that can help you find a form of exercise that suits you.
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.
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.
Vicki from our Stroke Helpline shares some help and advice about managing loneliness and isolation following a stroke.
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.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active, as doing so is good for emotional wellbeing.