Re: Theos-World Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Apr 29, 2008 05:48 PM
Chuck, how about C Jinarajadasa?
On 4/29/08, Drpsionic@aol.com <Drpsionic@aol.com> wrote:
> I can't think of a single international president who did not die in
> office.? It would be nice to change that old record.
> Chuck the Heretic
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> Subject: Theos-World Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
> Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
> What is a TIA or transient ischemic attack?
> A TIA is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like
> symptoms but no lasting damage. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce
> your risk of a major stroke.
> Most strokes aren't preceded by TIAs. However, of the people who've had
> or more TIAs, more than a third will later have a stroke. In fact, a
> who's had one or more TIAs is more likely to have a stroke than someone of
> the same age and sex who hasn't.
> TIAs are important in predicting if a stroke will occur rather than when
> will happen. They can occur days, weeks or even months before a major
> stroke. In about half the cases, the stroke occurs within one year of the
> What causes a transient ischemic attack?
> TIAs occur when a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery, and part of the
> brain doesn't get the blood it needs. The symptoms occur rapidly and last
> relatively short time. Most TIAs last less than five minutes. The average
> about a minute. Unlike stroke, when a TIA is over, there's no injury to
> What are the symptoms of a TIA?
> It's very important to recognize the warning signs of a TIA or stroke. The
> usual TIA symptoms are the same as those of stroke, only temporary:
> a.. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one
> side of the body
> b.. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
> c.. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
> d.. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
> e.. Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
> The short duration of these symptoms and lack of permanent brain injury is
> the main difference between TIA and stroke.
> TIAs are extremely important predictors of stroke. Don't ignore them! If
> symptoms appear, CALL 9-1-1 TO GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. A doctor
> determine if a TIA or stroke has occurred, or if it's another medical
> problem with similar symptoms. Some examples are seizure, fainting,
> headache, or general medical or cardiac condition. Prompt medical or
> surgical attention to these symptoms could prevent a fatal or disabling
> stroke from occurring.
> For stroke information, call the American Stroke Association at
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