High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.