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.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
This project can help to improve research and care in stroke prevention so that healthcare professionals and health services can better treat and support people to prevent them from having a stroke.
A stroke can happen to anyone, but some things increase your risk of a stroke. It’s important to know what the risk factors are, and how to reduce your risk.
Find out information on childhood stroke and where to find support, including the causes, treatment and impact of stroke on children and families.
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.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
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.