Transient Ischemic Attack

About- A transient ischemic attack (TIA) often called a ministroke is a stroke-like attack, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage.

Symptoms-
 Weakness, numbness or paralysis in the face, arm or leg, typically on one side of the body
 Dysphasia, a language disorder
 Dysarthria, or physical difficulty when speaking
 Blindness in one or both eyes
 Double vision
 Confusion
 An altered level of consciousness
 Dizziness 
 Balance disorder or coordination problem
 Tingling
 Sudden severe headache
 An abnormal sense of smell and taste
 
Causes-
In a 
transient ischemic attack (TIA), a clot blocks or decreases the blood flow through an artery to the part of the brain but the blockage is brief. The main cause of this disease is a buildup of cholesterol-containing fatty deposits called plaques in an artery or one of its branches that supplies oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
The main causes including other medical conditions are
 Blood clots 
 Hypertension
 Atherosclerosis
 Carotid artery disease
 Diabetes
 High cholesterol
 
Specialists to visit
 Vascular Surgeon
 Neurologist
 Neurosurgeon

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.strokeassociation.org

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