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Trusted information on strokes, including what they are, causes, symptoms, treatments, how to prevent stroke, and recovering from a stroke.

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What causes a stroke?

Trusted information on the causes of ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes and the conditions and behaviours that increase the risk of your having a stroke.

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Stroke diagnosis

Information on diagnosing and determining the causes of a stroke, including by physical examination and brain imaging, plus links to trusted resources.

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Stroke symptoms

How to spot the signs and symptoms of a stroke using the FAST (Face-Arms-Speech-Time) method and why it’s important to act quickly to seek medical advice.

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Life after a stroke

If you have been diagnosed with stroke, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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National Stroke Week

National Stroke Week raises awareness about Australia's biggest killer after coronary heart disease and leading cause of disability.

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Stroke prevention through a healthy lifestyle

Information on the best way to prevent a stroke, including healthy diet, regular exercise and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Trusted information on medical treatment to prevent stroke, include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or prevent blood clotting.

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Stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation helps the brain to relearn skills that have been affected. Learn about the most common problems and types of rehabilitation.

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Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Learn more about what they are and the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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Nervous system diseases

Problems of the nervous system include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, shingles and stroke.

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