A patient suffering from TIA needs immediate medical attention and has to be taken to the nearby hospital. Mild TIA can last for few hours but the severe ones can be fatal. Normally, TIA lasts for about 5 minutes and the patient doesn’t suffer from a long-lasting cognitive or physiological damages. The blockage in the blood vessels is temporary and it cuts the supply of oxygen to some brain parts for a limited time period. Medical experts also say that a person who experiences a TIA is most probable to suffer a stroke with a couple of years.
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In a stroke, the blood supply to certain brain parts is cut off due to blockage and it can further lead to significant damage. If the blood supply remains diminished for a longer period of time, the neutral brain tissues start to die. The blockage can result in blood clotting and the surrounding tissues might get disrupted or chocked off. The damaging effects of a stroke might for significant time period and even permanent non-functioning of certain body parts may occur. The symptoms of a stroke are pretty much the same as TIA, which include sudden problems in speech and comprehension, vision trouble, loss of strength in arms, legs and face, and difficulty in balancing while walking.
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