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This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people affected by stroke and their carers. It's a short version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition).
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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.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
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.
Most strokes happen because of a blockage in an artery. A common cause of this is disease in the large carotid arteries in the front of your neck. This guide explains what can cause carotid artery disease and how it can be treated.
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.
Migraine has not been shown to cause stroke. However, if you have migraine with aura, you may have a slightly increased risk of stroke. This guide explains the link between migraine and stroke, and explains what some of the different types of migraine are.
People with a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF) are five times more likely to have a stroke. This guide explains what AF is diagnosed, how it increases your risk of stroke and how it is treated.