Balance problems after stroke
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.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure is one of the biggest stroke risk factors. It strains all the blood vessels in your body, including ones leading to your brain.
Fasting after a stroke
You may wish to fast for personal or religious reasons. Is it safe to fast after a stroke?
Drink alcohol within the safe limits
This page can help you learn more about alcohol and stroke, with some practical suggestions for drinking safely or cutting down on alcohol.
Seizures and epilepsy after 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.
Sex and relationships
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.
Stroke signs and symptoms
The FAST test helps you understand the signs of stroke. If you or someone you know shows any of these signs, call 999.
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The FAST (Face Arms Speech Time to call 999) test helps you to recognise the most common signs of a stroke and reminds you what to do when stroke strikes.
Migraine and stroke
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.