If you have a stroke, the blood supply to your brain is cut off. After a few minutes without oxygen and food from your blood, your brain begins to suffer damage.Depending on the type of stroke, you can be permanently disabled but many people recover well.
If you have high blood pressure and smoke, you're at a much greater risk of having a stroke.
If you think you or someone else is suffering a stroke, call 111 immediately. The sooner treatment is received, the less damage a stroke will cause.
Know the signs of a stroke - think FAST: