Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical, and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
Whether you'll be able to return to work and what you're going to do if you can't may be causing you a lot of worry.
Physiotherapy can help you get back as much movement as possible after a stroke. It can help you re-learn to use your arms and hands, and regain movement and strength in your legs to improve movement and balance.
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 contains information on some of the topics that can arise when someone is seriously ill after a stroke or nearing the end of their life. It covers areas such as consenting to treatment and advance decisions.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
Find out why you may lose control of your bladder or bowels after a stroke, the kinds of problems this can cause and how they can be treated.
Find out how stroke can affect your balance, what can help, and how to look after yourself if your balance has been affected by stroke.
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.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.