Don’t ignore the symptoms of a minor stroke. The reason is, that 1 in 3 people who have had a minor stroke can have a stroke sometime later, especially if a minor stroke is not treated properly.
Therefore, it is important to recognize the symptoms and how to prevent them.
A minor stroke in medical language is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
This condition occurs because of a blockage by fatty deposits in the blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
Over 55 years old
Have had a previous minor stroke or have a family history of minor stroke
Being overweight or obese
Have a smoking habit
Suffering from certain diseases, such as heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and sickle cell anemia
The difference between a minor stroke and a stroke is that the blockage is short-lived and usually doesn’t cause permanent damage. However, in some cases, a minor stroke can develop into a stroke.