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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can i recognize symptoms of transient ischemic attack (tia)?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Many: Focal weakness, numbness, speech problem, visual hearing problem of sudden onset, dizziness vertigo, confused behavior. Etc . Remember that by defination they should disappear.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Can be subtle: It's best to discuss your exact symptoms in person with your doctor. Tias are focal neurologic deficits that last <24 hours. Typical examples are a visual field cut (like "a curtain cutting across your vision"), inabilty to talk or understand words, weakness in the hand, arm, foot, or leg - but a TIA can be subtle and hard to recognize too.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
Symptosm: One-sided weakness, numbness, speech difficulty and visual deficits could indicate a tia.

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A 34-year-old male asked:

Any advise on lifestyle habits after a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Ask your doc: The key to lifestyle changes may have to do with the underlying medical condition that may have caused increased risk for tia. Monitoring and treating blood pressure if it is high or diabetes is important. Healthy diet and exercise are important but before starting diet and exercise program it is wise to consult with doctor - avoid bad things like too much alcohol, and avoid cigarettes.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do you recognize a transient ischemic attack (tia)?

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TIA: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. The symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked and can be difficult to recognize because they can be very variable. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
Mini stroke.: Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. Sudden vision changes. Sudden trouble speaking.Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.Sudden problems with walking or balance.A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches. If symptoms last longer than an hour, could be stroke.
A 18-year-old female asked:

What causes a TIA (transient ischemic attack) in young people?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Complex issue: Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

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Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology 41 years experience
TIA TX: Tia's result from cardiac, carotid or vessel to vessel emboli usually from platelet aggregates (clots). A thorough eval by your neurologist or internal medical doctor is manditory to prevent a stroke. You should be evaluated with carotid u/s, blood pressure evluation, ekg's, get lipid panels, checked for diabetes, and if necessary a hyper-coaguable state. Most patients are treated with aspirin.

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