Mild Stroke Symptoms

A mild stroke symptom could cause little or no damage to the brain at all. The symptoms, although the on-set is quick, does not linger or last for very long.

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Be that as it may, a mild stroke should still get the same medical attention as that of a major stroke for the mild stroke could turn for the worse. Be it mini-stroke, little stroke or pre-stroke these all mean the same thing, TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack. This could be the underlying cause for a major stroke.

Mild stroke symptoms vary and depend on the part of the brain that is affected. Most of the symptoms of a mild stroke almost go unnoticeable. When the stroke affects the area of the brain which is not used much in our everyday function then the symptoms go unnoticed however, if it affects that part of the brain that we use and rely on mostly then the mild stroke symptoms could be debilitating.

TIA is caused by a clot in the artery which then prevents the flow of blood to that area of the brain. This blockage is temporary causing mild stroke symptoms which lasts for about 5 minutes however sometimes may last longer. Because it does not last long and the flow is restored there is almost always no permanent damage done.

Some of the mild stroke symptoms are: weakness on one side of the body, although not the whole side, depending on which part of the brain is affected. It could be: the face, arm, or leg.

Slurred speech is affected if the left side of the brain is affected. The inability to say words and/or to speak, and the inability to understand simple commands.

Sudden on-set of vertigo or dizziness and/or the feeling of imbalance or loss of balance.

Loss of vision in one eye when there is a presence of a debris that blocks the ophthalmic artery and affects either eye. This could also cause double vision or blurry vision.

Other mild stroke symptoms could be disorientation, inability to stand or walk, painful headache with a sudden on-set and has no cause at all.

Some of the factors for stroke are: age, family medical history, other underlying cause such as hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, sickle cell anemia, to name a few, as well as a patient’s lifestyle plays a big roll – smoking, high fat diet, lack of exercise, obesity – these could all increase the risk for stroke be it a small or a major one.

Treatment is available for stroke and it’s very important that any stroke victims be taken to the hospital as soon as possible to be able to administer drugs to rid of any blood clot. The sooner the blood flow is restored to the brain the better the prognosis.

The upside of having a mini stroke is that the mini stroke symptom is that this only lasts for a short period of time and it corrects itself on its own. With any stroke victims, immediate response and immediate diagnosis and medical attention has better prognosis.

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