27. Jan, 2016


Certain medical conditions are associated with an increased risk of stroke. These include:

  • high blood pressure,
  • heart conditions,
  • diabetes,
  • raised blood cholesterol,
  • excessive blood loss and
  • hereditary blood clotting conditions.

Other factors known to increase the likelihood of stroke are lifestyle factors such as:

  • smoking,
  • high alcohol intake,
  • obesity and
  • having an inactive lifestyle.


The Stroke Association
Is the only national charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its community services.

Beacon Continuing Healthcare
Beacon is a social enterprise that provides information and paralegal casework services for people applying for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Beacon is endorsed Age UK Oxfordshire. 
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland
Aims to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart & stroke illness through medical research, advice and information and support in the community.
Different Strokes
Is a registered charity providing a free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom. They are run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self-help and mutual support.
Connect - The Communication and Disability Network
Promotes effective services, new opportunities and a better quality of life for people living with aphasia (communication disability).
Headway - The UK Brain Injury Association
Is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. A network of local Groups and Branches throughout the UK offers a wide range of services.
You may also be interested in our resources for General health and medicine, Mental health and wellbeing and Practical matters.

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