The World Health Organisation estimates that 15 million people have a stroke every year. 

While strokes are less common in those under 40 years old, people of any age can have a stroke Any sudden neurological problem caused by a bleed or a clot in a blood vessel. - even babies and children.

Use the left hand menu to learn how to recognise if someone has had a stroke.  And about treatment options and stroke rehabilitation.  Start by clicking here.

Find out about lifestyle changes that will lower your bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. pressure, one of the most important aspects of stroke prevention.

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Stroke in the family - a young person's guide

Some practical advice if a parent or other relative has had a stroke. More