Category: Stroke

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Are Stroke Symptoms Permanent?

Whether or not stroke symptoms are permanent depends on the severity of the stroke, and how fast the recovery in the months following. Following treatment and therapy programs is very important. Having a stroke can be devastating and the future may seem bleak, however many people can recover function...

Are Stroke and Dementia Linked? 0

Stroke and Dementia

For an average of 1 in 3 people, stroke and dementia are linked. The symptoms of dementia are caused by the injury to the brain, which happens during a stroke. Many people instantly think of Alzheimer’s disease when they consider dementia, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of...

does diabetes cause stroke? 0

Stroke and Diabetes

People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke. Without adequate insulin, glucose can build-up in the bloodstream, leading to fatty-deposits which can lead to clotting. The link between stroke and diabetes If you have diabetes you are more likely to have a stroke. That fact is frightening, but...

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Can Stroke Cause Seizures

On average 1 in 20 stroke patients will have a seizure, and a stroke can cause repeated seizures. Only when the patient has had more than 1 seizure, is it considered to be epilepsy. Strokes and epilepsy Any fitting can be alarming to witness, but by recognising the signs you...

Stroke: a deeper dive 0

Stroke: A Deeper Dive

Stroke: A Deeper Dive Stroke: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the types, causes and treatments, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What causes a stroke? Anyone can have a stroke at any age. While the majority of strokes are experienced by older people, younger...

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What To Do if Someone Has a Stroke

What to do if someone has a stroke: watch for the signs, act FAST, call an ambulance, put them on their side or in the recovery position, and stay calm. Find out more…  What to do if you suspect a stroke There are over 100,000 strokes in the UK...

Care after stroke 0

Stroke Treatment At Home

When someone who has suffered a stroke is ready to be discharged from hospital, the team will work with you as a family to plan the process, so your loved one can continue to have safe stroke treatment at home. Stroke treatment at home The brain injury caused by...