Mid Essex Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will begin working with you after a stroke. We will continue to provide the support you need, both at home and in the wider community.
If you've already had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), or if you've been told that you may be at high risk of stroke, we're here to help.
If you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood presure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
This guide looks at why people of South Asian origins have an increased risk of stroke. It explains the conditions that can raise your risk, such as diabetes, and gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk. Plus sources of advice and information.
Published in the medical journal, The Lancet, a new study suggests that, when combined, ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide. The study was co-funded by the Stroke Association.
If we are to discover which underlying genes cause stroke, we need to collect DNA from large numbers of patients who have had a lacunar stroke. An existing collection of DNA (extracted from blood samples) from patients has been established with the aid of a Wellcome Trust grant, this is called the UK Young Lacunar Stroke DNA Database.
Can we identify genetic risk factors that cause disease of small blood vessels in the brain?
Development of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to image vessel patterns and blood flow in patients with disease of their vertebral arteries
This leaflet explains why what you eat affects your risk of stroke and suggests some simple ways you can make your diet healthier.
Chickenpox and shingles are common infectious diseases and we plan to research whether these are risk factors for stroke.