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.
This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome.
We all know that a balanced diet is important in keeping us healthy and reducing our risk of stroke and other conditions. But sometimes it’s difficult to know how to make the best choices. That’s why we’re partnering with LoSalt® for a #HealthierUK, to share tips and ideas for small changes that can make a big difference.
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We’re partnering with LoSalt® for a #HealthierUK, to share tips and ideas for small changes that can make a big difference.
A stroke in the brain stem can cause locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes. A stroke may also cause hallucinations and delusions.
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.
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