Mini Strokes or Transient Ischemic Attacks are a real concern – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. If you have experienced weakness on one side of your body for a brief period of time or have had trouble speaking that could have been a Transient Ischemic Attack or TIA.
Warach: So if the whole side of the body gets paralyzed for 5 minutes then comes back to normal, well most likely that’s a TIA.
Narrator: Dr. Steven Warach of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says TIAs are a cause for alarm and should be taken seriously. He says risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, are the most common causes of TIAs. To learn more about them and risk factors visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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