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TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)

These attacks are called transient ischemic accidents because they attack the brain by way of little mini strokes. It weakens the muscles each time one of these strokes occurs, and damages the cells in the brain. It resembles other brain injuries and many people think the person who is having the mini stroke is in a stupor or drunk, playing a game, or has a nervous system problem.


It’s unfortunate that more people are educated about transient ischemic attacks or accidents better known as TIAs. These cerebrovascular attacks can cause a hematoma or rupture an aneurysm. Any of these can cause paralysis or death. And not everyone who suffers from this disease comes back strong if at all.


The brain is a very delicate organ and needs proper care. It takes rest and temperance on a daily basis for anyone with this disease to try and prevent another attack.


There are tests that can be performed to determine if the person is at risk for TIA. The signs of this disease appear within a 24 hour period. Some of the signs and symptoms include sudden weakness, paralysis, and numbness in the legs, arms or even the face including sudden blindness or dizziness.


These mini strokes can turn into actual strokes and can cause long-term or permanent brain damage. There can also be more than one type of TIA. There are risk factors that are involved including having a relative who may have the disease, age, and even gender as men are more likely to develop TIA than women.


Doctors will test for high blood pressure, history of sickle cell anemia, and strokes. An ultrasound and an MRI would be performed. The more information the doctor has about the condition the better they will be able to treat it. It is always better to check with your physician if any of these symptoms occur.


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