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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 24 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.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 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.
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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 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, Neuropsychology 33 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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Internal Medicine 12 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.
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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 49 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.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What causes a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology 22 years experience
Blood clot: Usually a clot that occluded a blood vessel to the brain. It usually comes from a plaque on the carotid artery or the heart.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 24 years experience
Stroke: If untreated will give stroke, TIA has to be diagnosed as to cause like narrowed artery, blood clot, differentiating from other causes like seizure, migraine etc.
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