Transient Ischemic stroke also referred as mini-stroke is similar to a stroke. TIA is a temporary blockage of blood to the brain. Unlike stroke, the blood clot usually dissolves in few minutes and does not have any permanent disabilities. Since it doesn’t cause any permanent damage it might seem like no serious issue. But, ignoring these signs will be a blunder whereas it may signal a full blown stroke ahead. Having a first stroke increases the possibility of having another one, so it is prior to take the warning seriously.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death all over the world. People above 50 years old are at greater risk of this life threatening event. In spite of many awareness programs people tend to ignore these warning signs of stroke which may root to severe lifelong disability.
Identifying the Signs:
Recognizing the early signs of stroke is very important. It prevents the permanent damage to the brain, major disabilities or may be even death. Forty percent of the people who get TIA’s eventually have a stroke. Knowing the F.A.S.T acronym is the best way to remember the signs of the stroke.
Self-management to prevent stroke:
Knowing your risk factors and averting yourself from further consequences is the best thing you can do to prevent stroke. Listed below are few of the guidelines to be followed:
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