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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

All preventable: All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


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With tia's or mini strokes' what would be the visual symptoms?

With tia's or mini strokes' what would be the visual symptoms?

Amaurosis Fugax: Visual tias have their own name call amaurosis fugax. It present like a curtain going down on one eye and leaves with the curtain rising. This will resolve in less than 24 jous. ...Read more

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Is a TIA or stroke hereditary?

Is a TIA or stroke hereditary?

TIA or STROKE: Tia or stroke are due to atherosclerosis of carotid arteries, or clot coming from heart. The majority of these processes happens in people with high blood pressure or diabetes. Both of these diseases has some genetical components. Several other reason people develop stroke like, smokers, in people with cancer, or autoimmune diseases. Most of those reasons has some genetic components. ...Read more

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Are auras without migrains serious or brain tumors or tias?

Are auras without migrains serious or brain tumors or tias?

A few caveats: Migraine auras are not indicative of TIA's or stroke risk, usually, BUT if a female smokes and takes oral contraceptives, the risk of stroke increases modestly. There is absolutely NO link to brain tumors. ...Read more

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What causes mini strokes?

What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes: smoking high blood pressure atrial fibrillation high blood sugar arterial disease / atherosclerosis high blood cholesterol ...Read more

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What's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?

What's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?

Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain. ...Read more

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Does "ICA Dissection" mean a TIA or stroke occurred?

Does "ICA Dissection" mean a  TIA or stroke occurred?

Not necessarily...: A dissection means that the artery has begun to tear. This can lead to complete rupture or can occur slowly. In either case, there is an increased risk of stroke or death. Prompt follow up and treatment is a must. ...Read more

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Is an aneurysm classed as a mini stroke. ?

No but: An aneurysm is a weakness/blowout in a blood vessel. If this occurs in one supplying the brain it could cause a clot to go off and block. A transient block resolving = tia/so called ministroke (but can occur without aneurysm). May also cause a proper stroke that doesn’t resolve or a stroke secondary to an aneurysm bleed ...Read more

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Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Aura management: I would imagine that treating the migraine headaches would result in diminishing visual distortions. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a stroke or mini stroke ?

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Reversibility: Mini-strokes are colloquially thought of as transient ischemic attacks, or tias, which are neurologic deficits that may resolve over a relatively short period of time. This is in contrast to a typical full blown stroke that does not resolve, though may improve with hypothermia, medications including possibly lytic therapy (if a candidate) or revascularization procedures. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe seizure imitate a stroke?

Can a frontal lobe seizure imitate a stroke?

Yes...: It is always possible that any insult, mass effect,infection or electrical imbalance that triggers seizures can manifest in a similar way, reason why it is important to get an immediate evaluation when symptoms are suggestive of any serous brain problem. ...Read more

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Is a coronial aneurysm a mini stroke and an indication that a major stroke may follow?

Coronal aneurysm: A coronal aneurysm is a critical medical problem and needs attention as soon as possible. You must see your doctor. Missing form your question is your age. Please let me know. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?

What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?

Definitive damage: A TIA describes stroke like symptoms that resolve without other intervention within a short timespan, usually less than 1 hour although the classic definition uses 24 hours. A stroke describes irreversible brain tissue damage caused by a lack of blood flow (technically a bleed is also a form of stroke). This damage can be diagnosed definitively on a MRI scan, no such damage can be seen in the tia. ...Read more

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Can everyday migraines lead to seizures or stroke?

Can everyday migraines lead to seizures or stroke?

Well: You have to find the cause of the headache. You should go see doctor for it is not normal to have headache everyday and there could be many things that have to be ruled out to find the cause of the headache. Depending on the cause it is possible to have more serious issues line seizure or stroke ...Read more

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44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more

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What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Does a migraine include vaso-constriction or vaso-dilation?

Does a migraine include vaso-constriction or vaso-dilation?

Neither as cause.: True migraines were onced believed to be a "vascular" headache, involving the change in vessel size as the driving force in the trigger of the ha, but in actuality it is more "neurogenic", coming from the complex symphony of nerves in the central nervous system and related nerves of the face, neck and head. The nerve dysfunction cause vascular changes and related pain. ...Read more

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Is dementia post stroke due to damage from the stoke or later vascular events/?

A progressive: Vascular dementia is based on ongoing damage to the brain which may not be as dramatic as a stroke. Likely there has been some asymptomatc damage even before the stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more