Is fatigue after stroke caused by reduced 'excitability' of the brain?
Up to 70% of stroke survivors complain of tiredness or fatigue, sometimes years after stroke. Unlike normal tiredness, post stroke fatigue does not always respond to rest. The cause of extreme tiredness is not known and there are no definitive treatments available. This research investigates the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to see whether low 'excitability' of the brain causes fatigue after stroke.
Fatigue and tiredness
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
Managing post-stroke fatigue
Many people experience fatigue after a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke) – a tiredness that doesn’t always improve with rest.
Chapter 1 - Hidden effects of stroke
The first chapter of our lived experience of stroke report looks at the hidden effects of stroke. While some effects of a stroke may be obvious, effects like emotional changes, memory loss and extreme tiredness are harder to see.
Fatigue after childhood stroke
With support and understanding, a child can learn ways to manage their fatigue after childhood stroke to lead an active life.
Fatigue after stroke
Coping with fatigue
I feel exhausted all the time since my stroke”. Sound familiar? You’re not alone - many people experience fatigue after 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.
Brain fog
Brain fog is a term people often use when they feel they are not thinking clearly.
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.