Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
This page explains why you may have pain or headaches after a stroke and how they can be treated.
The Childhood Stroke Project is a collaboration between us and Evelina London Children's Hospital. It's funded by the Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust. The service provides tailored information and support for children, young people and families affected by stroke.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
After a stroke you need accurate and trustworthy information to help you understand what has happened and to support you in making informed choices for your future.
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.