How can you reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Healthy lifestyle. General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first step medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner.
Many factors. Here is a list of factors to consider: blood pressure control cholesterol control cessation of smoking consider antiplatelet medications such as Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) evaluation for other causes such as patent foramen ovale or atrial fibrillation. Healthy diet regular exercise.
Overall health. Think of a stroke as a heart attack in your brain. Both are cause by disease in vessels. Eat a heart healthy diet. Exercise. Your doctor may suggest a baby Aspirin each day; but that is a discussion to have with someone who knows your full health history.

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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after having a transient ischemic attack?

Depends on cause. There are many risks for tia's and strokes. Some you cannot change such as age (>55), family history, and male gender. Other risks can be treated, for example, hypertension, cigarette smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, excess alcohol, etc. Speak with your doctor about risk reduction if you have some risks or you are concerned. Read more...
TIA/Stroke. Risk of stroke after a TIA is greater. Quit smoking, control of diabetes, hypertension, and take Aspirin daily. If you have carotid artery stenosis that needs to be addressed as well. Read more...

What can you do to reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Need to see. Your doctor or neurologist. Need to be on Aspirin and or plavix (clopidogrel). Need to take a statin. Need BP and diabetes control. No smoking. See stroke.Org. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first step unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. Read more...

Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

Possibly. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain, which causes symptoms (weakness, numbness, changes in vision, difficulty speaking, etc.) because the nerve cells aren't working when the blood vessel is blocked. If the blockage is brief (< 1 hour) there may be no damage. If the blockage lasts longer, damage (a stroke) may occur. Read more...
Not quiet . Tia is otherwise called a mini stroke. As the name says the symptoms are akin to a stroke but they are temporary. The symptoms by definition should resolve completely in 24 hours. If any of the symptoms persist then you can call it a stroke. Read more...

Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

Yes. But is has no permanent sequelae. It can be a harbinger or worse tias or strokes to come. Get checked for carotid disease or cardiac defects such as pfo. Read more...
Yes. Yes indeed. When neurologic symptoms start suddenly we always considered it an acute stroke. If they pass within few minutes or hours completely, they get labeled tia. If they stay and there are changes on mri, then we call it a stroke. But for all practical purposes, TIA is considered an acute stroke at the onset. Read more...

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

Many. Focal weakness, numbness, speech problem, visual hearing problem of sudden onset, dizziness vertigo, confused behavior. Etc . Remember that by defination they should disappear. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is a transient ischemic attack and how serious a condition is it?

TIA. A transient ischemic attack is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. Symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. The seriousness depends on the cause of the blockage (blood clots, atherosclerosis, etc) and the medical problems of the patient. Read more...
TIA. Tia or ministroke is not serious by itself but it is a harbinger of a stroke occurring in future. Hence due care is warranted. Read more...
Very. Having a TIA is serious in that your risk of stroke is increased. You should see a doctor and work on reducing risk of any further symptoms. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Read more...

How can we prevent transient ischemic attack?

Many way. Tias are related most of the time to atherosclerosis. Many factors beside hereditary conditions can be related and modifying those risk factors will help. Like control of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, diet, exercise, life style, anti platelet agents, etc. Read more...
Address risks. Tia's are associated with hardening of arteries, and thus due to diabetes, hypertension, high blood fats (triglycerides for stroke risk), high homocysteine, and, of course, heart disease. Therefore, want to treat and control all of these risk factors. An ounce of prevention worth a ton of cures. But if looks like a possibility, we find benefit in drugs like Aggrenox or clopidrogrel. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. Read more...