Why Quitting Smoking after TIA Is So Important

Do whatever it takes to quit smoking if you’ve had a TIA. Smoking damages the blood vessels in the brain. But not only that, it also causes conditions that are independent risk factors for transient ischemic attack. Read more…

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What Makes a 20-Something Have a Stroke?

Stroke isn’t just an “old person’s” disease; it strikes people in their 20s; young people have unique risk factors, but they also share risk factors with older people. Read more…

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Life after a TIA: 5 Steps to Kill the Fear of Another One

Once you’ve had a transient ischemic attack, life as you know it will never be the same—but there are five measures you can take to regain power over your life. Read more…

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Will the DASH Diet Help Prevent a Second TIA?

If you’ve had a transient ischemic attack, the DASH diet can help guard against another TIA. You need not have high blood pressure to benefit from the DASH diet. Read more…

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Can a TIA Cause a Metal Taste in the Mouth?

Perhaps you’ve read that a stroke can cause a metal taste in the mouth, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that a TIA can leave a metal taste in your mouth, does it? Read more…

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Brain Mets vs. TIA: Symptom Comparison, Differences

How can one tell the difference between a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and brain metastases? There’s an overlap of symptoms with a TIA and brain mets, but there’s also features of brain mets that would Read more...

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Prevent Stroke with Olive Oil: with Bread, Salad, Cooking

. Want to prevent stroke? Include olive oil in your diet; dip bread in it and enjoy? Stroke can leave your body permanently maimed; do whatever it takes to help prevent this cruel No. 1 cause of disability in the U.S. Read more…

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TIA Symptoms: Is Your Doctor Taking Yours Seriously?

How often do doctors ignore TIA (transient ischemic attack) symptoms instead of seriously pursuing them? Read more…

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Can a Doctor Miss a Transient Ischemic Attack?

Have you ever wondered if a doctor can misdiagnose a transient ischemic attack as something benign? Have you had any symptoms lately that you believed were a TIA but your doctor assured you otherwise, even though there was no hardcore test to verify this? Read more…

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How an ER Doctor Diagnoses a Transient Ischemic Attack

. If you suspect you just had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), get to the ER stat (have someone drive you) so that a doctor can make a diagnosis. It's interesting to wonder just how Read more...

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TIA Headache vs. Ice Pick Headache: What’s the Difference?

A TIA (transient ischemic attack) can cause a really bad—and very brief—headache. And this also describes the so-called ice pick headache. But if you keep getting stabbing, sharp pains in your head (lasting up to Read more...

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Does Untreated TIA Mean Avoid Driving?

If you had an untreated transient ischemic attack, should you avoid driving, and if so, for how long? I wondered about this, because I’ve witnessed what strongly appeared to be two TIAs of my elderly Read more...

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How Well Can Coumadin Prevent Transient Ischemic Attacks?

Coumadin is a potent blood thinner, so how effective is it at preventing a transient ischemic attack, also known as a TIA? “The only time that I would recommend Coumadin for TIA or stroke prevention Read more...

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Can an MRI Show a Transient Ischemic Attack?

Just how effective is an MRI at detecting a transient ischemic attack or TIA? Well, when compared to a CT scan, an MRI “is more sensitive when evaluating someone for a TIA or stroke,” says Read more...

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Can a CT Scan Detect a Recent Transient Ischemic Attack?

Is it possible for a CT scan to show a recent TIA (transient ischemic attack)? Wouldn’t it be great if a TIA could leave “footprints” that can be seen on a CT scan? This way, Read more...

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Can a TIA Cause Disorientation or Loss of Consciousness?

Can sudden-onset unawareness be caused by a transient ischemic attack? I posed this question to Rob Lapporte, MD, board certified in emergency medicine, of Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Coppell, Texas location. Dr. Lapporte replies, Read more...

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Can Headache Be a TIA’s ONLY Symptom?

. Is it possible that a headache can be the only symptom of a transient ischemic attack (TIA, mini-stroke)? Let's say the headache even lasts just a few minutes. What are the odds that this Read more...

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Why Stroke Risk Goes Up with Excess Sleep

WHY do people who sleep over 8 hours a night have higher stroke risk? And how soon after adopting healthier sleep habits does this stroke risk dissipate? University of Cambridge researchers have established the associative Read more...

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How Common Is Transient Ischemic Attack?

The number of Americans who have a transient ischemic attack every year is huge. In a recent issue of Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, three neurologists report that as many has 500,000 people in the United States Read more...

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Sudden Blurred Vision: Brain Aneurysm or What Else?

Sudden blurred vision that doesn’t go away can be caused by a brain aneurysm or a few other serious problems. “Visual impairment may be a result of a retinal detachment, which can present with a Read more...

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