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.
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.
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Taste and smell changes after a stroke
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.
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.
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Looking after your mouth and teeth (oral hygiene)
After a stroke, good oral hygiene can help you to stay healthy by reducing the germs in your mouth.
More Stroke News
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On this page, you can find a selection of articles from past editions of Stroke News magazine, including more stories from stroke survivors.
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Swallowing problems
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
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.