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Don't be fooled by TIA symptoms - Harvard Health

Ignoring mini-stroke symptoms can lead to major consequences: #HarvardHealth

12/1/2020 3:00:00 AM

Ignoring mini-stroke symptoms can lead to major consequences: HarvardHealth

Ignoring the warning signs of a ministroke can lead to a major stroke at a later time. People should be evaluated right away for symptoms such as speech and vision problems or weakness in an arm or leg.

Ignoring TIA stroke symptoms can lead to major consequencesUpdated: March 30, 2020Published: November, 2015TIA mini stroke symptoms can come in many forms, and are often brushed aside. Your leg crumples under you as you walk down the sidewalk."That trick knee of mine is acting up again," you think. Or you're suddenly overcome by a dizzy spell. You skipped lunch today, so low blood sugar is your excuse. While both of these explanations are entirely plausible, you may be missing the signs of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) if you jump to conclusions too quickly.

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What is a TIA mini stroke?A TIA, ormini stroke, is a problem in the blood vessels of the brain that causes a temporary decrease in blood flow to a certain brain region. To appreciate a TIA, it helps to understand each of the separate terms in its name, says Dr. Louis Caplan, professor of neurology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center."Transient" refers to the fact that these episodes are most often very brief, lasting less than an hour. In fact, most TIAs are over within a few minutes. The term"ischemic" specifies that the symptoms result from an obstruction in blood flow, and"attack" refers to an isolated event.

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Be F A S T I went to hospital for mini.stroke symptoms & the Female doctor from India checked my colon for cancer. By the time I saw another doc, all the black speckles of dried blood on my forehead & chest were faded & the indentation on my arm were less noticeable. Kinda lame to Tweet an article this serious and then have a paywall even if its not all that high.