Even making small changes to your eating habits can make a difference to your overall health, particularly if you have been told that you are at risk of having a stroke or TIA.
This leaflet explains why what you eat affects your risk of stroke and suggests some simple ways you can make your diet healthier.
Being overweight increases your risk of having a stroke. So it’s very important to try to maintain a healthy weight.
You can help yourself stay well by following this advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak if you have had a stroke, or have health conditions linked to stroke.
On Monday 16th June the Stroke Association were invited to share how research we funded has changed lives at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Summer Reception, entitled, "A Healthy Future for UK Medical Research".
A stroke can sometimes cause changes to your taste and smell. Things can taste different or taste bad (dysgeusia) or you may not taste flavours (hypogeusia or ageusia). Some people lose the sense of smell (anosmia) or become more sensitive to smells (hyperosmia). These problems often improve over time, and our guide gives some practical tips about oral hygiene and enjoying your food.
Winter is full of festive treats, but what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors of stroke. It usually has no symptoms but is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.