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A haemorrhagic stroke is due to bleeding in or around the brain. While less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
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.
This guide can help you to understand your own risk of a stroke and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. It includes tips for stroke survivors, and offers some advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
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