Making your money go further: eating well on a budget
Type: News
Tips on where to get help if you’re struggling to afford food, and ways to make your food budget stretch further.
Changes to taste and smell
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.
Swallowing problems
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Eat a healthy diet
Even making small changes to your eating habits can make a difference to your overall health, particularly if you have been told that you are at risk of having a stroke or TIA.
Eating well after a stroke
Type: News
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to support your recovery after stroke. Read our tips.
Coping with changes to taste and smell
After a stroke, up to a third of people find that their sense of taste or smell changes.
How can I get a grant or financial help in a crisis?
Type: Support
When you are hit with a sudden health problem like a stroke, it can reduce your income or cause unexpected extra costs, but there is some help available. As well as benefits and help with health costs, there are some types of help designed for a crisis.
Fasting after a stroke
You may wish to fast for personal or religious reasons. Is it safe to fast after a stroke?
High cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.
Simple swaps: cutting back on salt
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors of stroke. It usually has no symptoms but is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.