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Dr. James Wilentz
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

Transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms, such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more


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I've been having exceeding difficulty finding words, what is wrong?

I've been having exceeding difficulty finding words, what is wrong?

Possibly: Monkey mind. Try daily meditation or increase exercise. Simplify your life and remove distractions. You might simply need more disconnected time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: difficulty finding words?

What is the definition or description of: difficulty finding words?

Can't find words: Also called dysnomia or anomic aphasia, is caused by damage to temporal or parietal lobes of the brain such as stroke or trauma. ...Read more

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Is this aphasia or something else if all of a sudden a senior with prior tias can remember basic words and has really high bp?

Could be: This may represent a new stroke or tia. Anyone with a history of prior TIA or stroke who has a sudden onset of speech difficulty should be evaluated quickly to rule out an acute stroke. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent tias?

What's the best way to prevent tias?

Address risk factors: The risk factors for tia, stroke, heart disease, vascular disease are the same. Lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, treating diabetes, increased cardiovascular exercise. Also, eating a more mediterranean based diet and fish can also lower your risk. ...Read more

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What is a series of "tias" and why might they kill my aunt!?

What is a series of "tias" and why might they kill my aunt!?

TIA: Some one can have series of TIA but still can survive. The definition of TIA is symptoms last less than 24 hours and will have full tecovery. ...Read more

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Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

Absolutely: Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes. In "symptomatic" patients, such as someone who is having tias, a carotid blockage of 50% or more warrants intervention. ...Read more

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Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Rare but possible: Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels. The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you have blackouts? Are those tias or strokes?

Is it bad if you have blackouts? Are those tias or strokes?

Do NOT ignore: Could be due to blood pressure drop, possibly secondary to a primary cardiac arrhythmia, epileptic seizures, medication reactions, anemias, thyroid problems, and of course tia's and strokes. See your doctor and get this handled! ...Read more

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Difficulty Finding Words (Definition)

Also called dysnomia or anomic aphasia, is caused by damage to temporal or parietal lobes of the brain such ...Read more