A stroke can sometimes cause changes to your taste and smell. Things can taste different or taste bad (dysgeusia) or you may not taste flavours (hypogeusia or ageusia). Some people lose the sense of smell (anosmia) or become more sensitive to smells (hyperosmia). These problems often improve over time, and our guide gives some practical tips about oral hygiene and enjoying your food.
A stroke can sometimes lead to hallucinations or delusions. On this page we explain the causes of hallucination and delusion after stroke, what to do when someone is unwell and where to get help.
Some people can experience post-stroke seizures. A small number of people go on to develop epilepsy, which is a tendency to have repeated seizures. Find out about the different types of seizures and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.
Migraines have not been shown to cause stroke, but if you have migraine with aura you have a very slightly higher risk of stroke. Learn more about the relationship between migraine and stroke.
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
You are twice as likely to die from stroke if you smoke. So stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke
We have put together this information on stroke and coronavirus (Covid-19) in partnership with NHS England. It is for all stroke survivors in the UK.