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is dizziness, made worse by lying down a symptom of mini stroke (transient ischemic attack; tia)

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Dr. Grant Linnell
24 years experience Radiology
Likely, not a TIA: Positional dizziness is not usually related to a stroke or stroke like symptoms. A specialist in ENT would be a good first choice to investigate the ... Read More
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
18 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: If it only happens with laying down, it is less likely to be a tia. That being said, if the dizzines feels like spinning and is associated with weakne ... Read More

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Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Many factors: Here is a list of factors to consider: blood pressure control cholesterol control cessation of smoking consider antiplatelet medications such as A ... Read More
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Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Overall health: Think of a stroke as a heart attack in your brain. Both are cause by disease in vessels. Eat a heart healthy diet. Exercise. Your doctor may sugges ... Read More
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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
18 years experience Neurology
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is grea ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Need to see: Your doctor or neurologist. Need to be on Aspirin and or plavix (clopidogrel). Need to take a statin. Need BP and diabetes control. No smoking. See s ... Read More
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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
18 years experience Neurology
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is grea ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Depends on cause: There are many risks for tia's and strokes. Some you cannot change such as age (>55), family history, and male gender. Other risks can be treated, for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Possibly: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain, which causes symptoms (weakness, numbness, chang ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: But is has no permanent sequelae. It can be a harbinger or worse tias or strokes to come. Get checked for carotid disease or cardiac defects such as p ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
If: Risk factors exist for Stroke or CAD, the sympathetic response to anxiety and panic could lead to Stroke or TIA
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Many: Focal weakness, numbness, speech problem, visual hearing problem of sudden onset, dizziness vertigo, confused behavior. Etc . Remember that by definat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes they do: Blood clots atherosclerosis blood clots can float downstream from the heart and get caught in a tiny blood vessel (embolus) debris can occlude the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Kalra
21 years experience Cardiology
Rarely yes: Not usually.. But rarely yes.

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