Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
Fatigue affects the majority of stroke survivors and it can have a big effect on your life. This guide looks at the causes and impact of fatigue, and suggests practical ways you can help yourself and seek support.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.
This guide explains how changes to your behaviour can happen after a stroke. It includes advice on how to manage apathy, aggression and inappropriate behaviour. It also talks about how to get help through therapy and your GP.
In recent years, legal cannabis-based products containing cannabidiol (CBD), have become more available. Could these help stroke survivors to cope with problematic effects of stroke?
Sometimes after a stroke, people are not able to recognise the effect that it has on them. So you may not know that you’ve lost movement in your arm or leg, for example. This is called anosognosia.
A stroke can affect your brain’s ability to concentrate. Concentration problems are especially common in the early stages after a stroke. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of concentration problems after a stroke and what you can do about them.
A stroke won’t just affect you, but everyone around you too. It can put a strain on your relationships and can also affect your sex life. But there are things you can do to help you cope with the impact.
Around 30% of survivors experience pain after stroke. Post-stroke pain includes muscle and joint pain such as spasticity and shoulder pain. Learn about the causes and treatments.