Neurology | The TIA prevention

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient disturbance in brain function caused by a deficit of temporary blood supply thereto.

Sudden onset of a TIA usually lasts between 2 and 30 minutes. Symptoms are variable and dependent on the part of the brain that has been deprived of blood and its O2:
- Disorders of the sensitivity of an arm, leg or one side of the body;
- Weakness or paralysis of an arm, a leg or one side of the body;
- Partial loss of vision or hearing;
- Double vision;
- Nausea;
- Unintelligible language;
- Difficulties in oral expression;
- Inability to recognize parts of the body;
- Unusual movements;
- Incontinence;
- Imbalances and falls;
- Fainting.

Although the symptoms are similar to a stroke, are transient and reversible. The treatment of ITA is directed to the prevention of death of brain tissue.

The main risk factors are high blood pressure, high cholesterol values, smoking and diabetes, so that, wherever possible, the first step is to prevent or correct address risk factors knowing your Global Cardiovascular Risk .

If you need any more information about ITA know we provide a service call for Nurses throughout the day. Contact us at 211914322.
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