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The Stroke Survival Guide

Mark Greener

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Coping with illness & specific conditions

Stroke affects around 150,000 people each year in the UK, with about 49,000 episodes proving fatal. This book aims to help people prevent another stroke (or another cardiovascular event) and to live a full life after a stroke. Topics include:

The brain and blood supply - why and how a stroke may happen
Key warning symptoms
Causes and types of stroke, mainly ischaemic, but also haemorrhagic, and including TIAs (transient ischaemic attacks)
Risk factors for stroke modifiable and otherwise; and the overlap with dementia Diagnosis and treatment
Lifestyle changes to prevent another stroke
Living with disability
Advice for carers
Further information and sources of advice

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