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What Are The Differences Between A Tia And A Stroke
Duration: The main difference is in how long the neurological symptoms last. In a TIA they resolve fairly quickly (<1 day and often in an hour or two). In a stroke they last longer and are often permanent. The fact that the symptoms resolve with a TIA does not mean everything's okay--a TIA can be a serious sign of underlying vascular disease and should be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suppose so: Strokes and tias are, at their underlying cause, basically the same thing. Both involve clots impairing blood flow to brain cells. Tias are just when the clot fortunately dissolves in enough time such that no permanent damage has occurred. Oranges are in general probably good and better than foods with high salt, fat, sugar or cholesterol content. ...Read more
If a lesion is a scar from a past stroke 6 months to a year ago and foci resolves and appears in new locations would foci likely be from tias?
Scar: Scar if you ment in mri, does not go away. If you do not see it in new mri, it is because it is very small and it might be between MRI "slices." the new foci in your age, would be very unusual to be due to TIA if you do not have risk factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure. A neurologist can work with you to make sure you are not suffering from multiple sclerosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stroke prevention: Optimal stroke prevention depends on minimizing risk factors, whether a person is outdoors or not. If there is no carotid artery disease, then risk factor modification includes keeping a healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, no smoking, and taking special medication if there is a heart rhythm irregularity called atrial fibrillation. ...Read more
What can be done for stroke prevention for someone who is having tias but is very active outdoors?
TIA: Not enough information to even begin... First things first: overweight? High blood pressure? Smoking? High cholesterol? Yourself? Active outdoors doesn't help... If you have high blood pressure and be "active" may actually endanger you (if you have high blood pressure it goes up even higher during exercise). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,I had several TIAs (Mini Stroke) 2 years ago. Since this episode, for the past 2 years I've had on and off numbness within the rear right head.
You question is?: You have not asked a question. Speak with a neurologist and determine if symptoms are secondary to the CVAs or something else. ...Read more
History of ischemic stroke. Went off crestor for 3 mo, then more frequent symptoms of tias, related to hypercholesterol (high good and bad levels)?
Are basilar tias a risk factor for ischemic stroke? My dad had a medulla stroke right below basilar artery, both of us have had bas. Tia in the past
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