Everyone will experience moments of general confusion and unwellness. However, for some people, these otherwise common experiences can be signs of a serious health issue. If you have a vein disorder or any health problem that impacts your weight, and you recently felt ill and confused, then you should learn about transient ischemic attack.
Transient Ischemic Attack
On either side of your neck is the carotid artery. It is an artery that transports blood from your heart to your brain. When something disrupts either artery’s ability to transport blood to the brain, you’ll experience conditions like dizziness, confusion, numbness, and difficulty speaking. This event is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and it is similar to having a stroke. In fact, a TIA can be indicative of a stroke that is soon to occur.
Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack
The benefit of learning the symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (or any medical condition) is that you or a loved one will know how to respond and be able to act quickly. Learning the symptoms of TIA is also important, so you’ll understand the severity of what you’re experiencing. Common symptoms of transient ischemic attack include but are not limited to:
- Facial paralysis.
- Slurred speech.
- Loss of vision in one or both eyes.
- Loss of equilibrium.
Who Is Prone to Getting Transient Ischemic Attack?
A transient ischemic attack can happen to anyone. However, some people have conditions that make them more likely to suffer a TIA than others. For example, if you have a cardiovascular disorder, then you have a greater risk of experiencing this stroke-like attack. The risk is increased because a buildup of plaque is the usual cause of carotid artery blockage and people with atherosclerosis often have heart and vascular disorders.
Other factors that heighten your risk of getting a TIA:
- Being 55 and over.
- Being a smoker.
- Being diabetic.
- Being of African American descent.
- Being obese.
Vascular and Vein Treatment Services
Do you or a loved one have a predisposition to suffering transient ischemic attacks? Are you receiving the care and compassion you deserve? Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center is a center built on knowledge, compassion, and prevention. When you contact us, you can trust that our medical professionals will prioritize your health and help you recover from a transient ischemic attack. You can contact our office at 631-476-9100.