This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Swallowing problems are common after a stroke. This guide explains why they happen, and discusses some of the things you can do to manage them.
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
The intended outcome of this project is to find new knowledge to help guide future policy on the reduction of chest infection risk after stroke.
After a stroke some people have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). This can cause a serious chest infection known as Stroke Associated Pneumonia (SAP). Published in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases, a new systematic review of the evidence sheds light on the issue.
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.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
The Stroke Association has funded research into treatments that have improved care for stroke patients in hospital, giving them the best chance of rebuilding their life after stroke.
As part of our research programme, we fund exceptional candidates from stroke professional backgrounds to our prestigious Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. Meet our new fellows for 2017.
Find out what to expect when you begin your stroke recovery journey.