Stenting of the carotid arteries (running up the sides of the neck) is a common surgical procedure to reduce the risk of stroke. Stenting involves inserting a metal mesh into the artery to help widen it and improve blood flow.
Research in the American Academy of Neurology Journal suggests that strokes are becoming more common at a younger age, with about one in five victims now below the age of 55. Despite this, there is an overall decline in the incidence of stroke.
This leaflet explains how smoking increases your risk of stroke and what support is available to help you stop.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes doubles your risk of stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
This leaflet explains how alcohol can increase your risk of stroke and gives tips on reducing your intake.
This leaflet has information about how diabetes can increase your risk of stroke and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.
This leaflet explains about migraines and their link to stroke.
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.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.