Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
This leaflet has information about fatigue, what can contribute towards it and what can help you live with its effects.
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.
Although all strokes are different, there are some common problems that many people experience. Some of these effects may not be obvious to other people.
Fellow: Dr Anna Kuppuswamy
New research from Stroke Association Fellow, Dr Anna Kuppuswamy, suggests that feelings of limb heaviness after stroke are not related to actual muscle weakness.
Could an ARNI-based rehabilitation approach benefit stroke survivors?
As an Exercise Supporter you will be supporting stroke survivors and carers to access exercise sessions in order to improve their levels of physical fitness, reduce social isolation and support daily living.