Video: Life after stroke
Stroke can be sudden and devastating, but for some people, there are new horizons beyond it. Watch our video to hear Mark and Paul talking about their experiences, and read how staying active helped Margaret recover.
What is a stroke?
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off, causing brain cells to become damaged or die. This can be because a blood vessel supplying the brain is blocked by a clot or because a blood vessel in your brain bursts. The same type of blood clots can cause heart attacks and stroke, so reducing your risk of heart attack (for example by keeping to a healthy weight, eating healthily, exercising or taking statins) will also reduce your risk of stroke.
Recovering from a stroke
- Read more of Mark’s story of recovering from a stroke as a teenager.
- Read more of Paul’s story of returning to music after a stroke.