You are twice as likely to die from stroke if you smoke. So stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke
Regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol greatly increases your risk of stroke. But there are lots of tools that can help you track how much you're drinking and cut down if you need to.
This page explains why your behaviour may change after a stroke, the kinds of changes you may notice and what you can do about them.
There are other, less common problems, that can happen after stroke. These include seizures or epilepsy, hallucinations and a very rare condition known as locked-in syndrome.
Find out why you may experience problems with your vision after stroke, the different kind of problems that can occur, and what treatments may be able to help.
Find out how your taste and smell can change after a stroke, why it happens and what may help you cope with the changes.
Find out information on childhood stroke and where to find support.
Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that happens when the blood supply to your brain becomes reduced. It is a common type of dementia that can caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.
Find out about carotid artery disease is and how it's linked to stroke. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis methods and treatment options.
Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
Find out how stroke can affect your balance, what can help, and how to look after yourself if your balance has been affected by stroke.