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.
Are you at risk of stroke?
A stroke can happen to anyone, but some things increase your risk of a stroke. It’s important to know what the risk factors are, and how to reduce your risk.
Women and stroke
This page looks at some of the issues affecting women of all ages after a stroke. If you are transgender or non-binary, some of this information might be relevant to you too. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
Headaches after stroke
Find out why you may have headaches after a stroke and how they can be treated.
Recognising the signs of stroke
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Stroke is a medical emergency. It’s vital to know how to spot the signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. Learn how.
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Hallucinations and delusions
A stroke can sometimes lead to hallucinations or delusions. On this page we explain the causes of hallucination and delusion after stroke, what to do when someone is unwell and where to get help.
Vision after childhood stroke
Stroke may affect a child or young person’s vision in a number of ways. In many children vision does improve over time, but even where a child’s vision does not fully recover, there is a lot that can be done to help.
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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.