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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.
We have information leaflets on many topics – the ones you can order on this page are a selection of our introductory guides to stroke.
Find information on how to start exercising after a stroke as well on tips on how to stay motivated.
The story of Martin, who had a stroke on Christmas day in 2009.
For a child, a friend or family member - having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.
Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.
The FAST test helps you understand the signs of stroke. If you or someone you know shows any of these signs, call 999.