Stroke survivors speak up on swallow tests after stroke
Type: Research
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
Tags: Research
Swallowing problems
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
New systematic review into swallowing problems after stroke and the risk of serious chest infection
Type: Research
After a stroke some people have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). This can cause a serious chest infection known as Stroke Associated Pneumonia (SAP). Published in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases, a new systematic review of the evidence sheds light on the issue.
Physical effects of stroke
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
How do treatments of swallowing problems after stroke affect risk of chest infection?
The intended outcome of this project is to find new knowledge to help guide future policy on the reduction of chest infection risk after stroke.
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.
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.
Eating well after a stroke
Type: News
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to support your recovery after stroke. Read our tips.
Ischaemic stroke
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.