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.
Stroke can happen to anyone, including children. The causes of stroke for children are very different from those for adults. This guide explains what can cause stroke in children and how it is treated.
Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
Find out information on childhood stroke and where to find support.
If you are of African Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. But there are things you can do to stay healthy and avoid a stroke.
This guide explains the factors that can make people of South Asian origin more at risk of stroke and how you can reduce your risk.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Around 30% of survivors experience pain after stroke. Post-stroke pain includes muscle and joint pain such as spasticity and shoulder pain. Learn about the causes and treatments.
You might be given blood-thinning medications after you've had a stroke, to help you avoid another one. Or you might need blood-thinning medication if you have a health condition such as a heart problem or blood-clotting disorder which could lead to a stroke.