Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Learning the 'F.A.S.T.' test for stroke symptoms can save a person's life.
Stroke rehabilitation helps the brain to relearn skills that have been affected. Learn about the most common problems and types of rehabilitation.
How to help someone who's having a stroke
One Australian has a stroke every 9 minutes. But the sooner they get treated, the better. Learn the 'F.A.S.T.' way to help a person having a stroke.
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) has similar symptoms to a stroke but usually lasts less than an hour. Urgent medical attention is critical. If you think you are having a TIA, call 000 for an ambulance.
Facial droop can cause your face to look asymmetrical, and moving your facial muscles may be difficult. Call triple 000 if you have facial drooping.
This is a rare condition caused by damage to parts of the brain. Symptoms include difficulty recognising objects, people, sounds or smells.
An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery or vein caused by a weakened vessel wall. Learn about the types of aneurysm, its symptoms and how it's treated.
Atrial fibrillation (when part of the heart ‘quivers’ rather than beating normally) could lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms and decrease your risk.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that raise the risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Find out its symptoms and treatments.
How to lower your cholesterol
High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, but lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can lower your levels of bad LDL cholesterol.