Can a drug commonly used for gout improve recovery and prevention of further stroke for stroke survivors?
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
You might be given blood-thinning medications after you've had a stroke, to help you avoid another one. Or you might need blood-thinning medication if you have a health condition such as a heart problem or blood-clotting disorder which could lead to a stroke.
A stroke won’t just affect you, but everyone around you too. It can put a strain on your relationships and can also affect your sex life. But there are things you can do to help you cope with the impact.