Helping you with your own stroke recovery

  • Stroke information

    Find factsheets, resources and tools to help you understand how stroke affects people, and how to get help or to help yourself

  • Latest podcast

    New stroke guidelines

    The Stroke Foundation recently released its updated Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management. But what do these guidelines say and what do they mean to stroke survivors and their carers?

    New stroke guidelines

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    AllClear Insurance

    Travel insurance is an important element of any trip abroad, particularly if you have had a stroke. It is important to make sure that you’re fully covered when you go on holiday to avoid the risk of high medical costs overseas. However, finding comprehensive travel insurance after you’ve had a stroke can be both frustrating and time consuming. AllClear is one provider tailoring policies to those with existing medical conditions.

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  • Word of the day

    Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries. It is measured by a ratio of two numbers: systolic – registered during a heartbeat and diastolic – registered between heartbeats. Less than 120/80 is optimal. 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure or hypertension.

    For similar information see Prevention

    Blood pressure is how hard the blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. 

    It is measured with two numbers. 

    The first number is during a heartbeat. 

    The second number is between heartbeats. 

    It is best to have blood pressure under 120/80. 

    If your blood pressure is over 140/90, you have high blood pressure. 

    High blood pressure is also called hypertension.

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