Understanding the importance of neurological rehabilitation after mini-stroke (TIA)

Neurological rehabilitation after mini-stroke must be treated seriously, because it is the main signal that a more serious stroke is approaching.
If you've had a minor stroke (TIA), the 7 pieces of information on how to decrease the risk of a subsequent stroke is dedicated to you.
Let's start.

1. To define the mini-stroke we also use the English term TIA
Transient ischemic attack or TIA is the formal name to describe the mini-stroke.
There are two types of stroke: stroke and ischemic stroke.
Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by the rupture of an artery. Ischemic stroke is caused by obstruction of an artery (as in the photo below). TIA is very similar to ischemic stroke.

Types of Stroke
However, unlike the typical ischemic stroke, TIA is a temporal block which does not lead to permanent damage. Therefore it is called "mini-stroke".
However, it must be treated very carefully.

2. The symptoms of the mini stroke are the same as those of the typical stroke.
The TIA has the same symptoms as ischemic stroke.
Scientists and doctors have defined the symptoms in the form of an acronym.
FAST - The symptoms of the mini stroke are the same as those of the typical stroke.
Although symptoms usually last no less than 5 minutes, it is always an emergency that requires immediate medical treatment. 

3. There is little time !!!
There is little time!  The man with the watch.
After a TIA the blood clot dissolves on its own or is transferred, and blood flow recovers quickly. Although the TIA is short and does not cause permanent damage, it is not to be overlooked.

4. Be careful because mini stroke (TIA) can be a warning before a major stroke.
the doctor is looking at the photos of the stroke
The mini stroke is a warning before another stroke. According to the National Stroke Association (an organization in the US) up to 40% of patients after the TIA will have another stroke. And nearly half of them will suffer a subsequent stroke within two days of the mini stroke. Therefore it is the crucial step to prevent against stroke after mini strokes (which we will describe shortly). 

5. Recognize stroke risk
Find out about the risk factors for stroke
factors There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of stroke. Some are out of your control, others can be managed.
The main risk factors include:
• a previous stroke or TIA
• a previous heart attack
• genetic disorders
• age (after 55 years of age the risk is doubled every decade)
• gender (women are more vulnerable)
. these risks cannot be influenced, there are other factors we CAN control.

6. You need to know what you can control 
You need to know what you can control
There are some stroke risk factors that can be controlled, for example:
• high blood pressure
• cigarette smoking
• diabetes
• atherosclerosis
• sedentary lifestyle
All of these risks increase the likelihood of a blood clot. of blood will develop in the cerebral artery and cause a stroke. Reducing this risk is critical for people who have suffered a mini stroke.

7. Take action now to prevent a subsequent stroke!
Take action now to prevent a subsequent stroke!

[html-box id = "7"] To prevent the risk of stroke returning you can reduce stroke risk factors that can be controlled. Some things you can do are:

• Reduce high blood pressure with medications or lifestyle changes
• Stop smoking if you are a smoker
• Manage diabetes with medications and / or lifestyle changes
• Lower high blood cholesterol and atherosclerosis with medications and / or diet changes
• Maintain a healthy diet that will help you regain health after a stroke
You should consult with your primary care physician about the best method of reducing stroke risk, because he or she knows your medical history.

8. Focus on prophylaxis when treating the mini stroke.
Focus on prophylaxis when treating the mini stroke.
Stroke treatment consists of prevention.
Since the stroke is very likely to happen again, the doctor may recommend the use of medications that reduce the risk of stroke. Some methods of treating TIA are:
• Blood thinners such as aspirin to prevent strokes
• Medicines to lower cholesterol
• Surgery to remove carotid artery blood clots if you have developed a TIA
The goal is to prevent the risk of blockage of the cerebral artery by another blood clot.

9. Choose the right lifestyle
Choose the appropriate lifestyle
[html-box id = "6"] TIA is the primary warning of another brain stroke. Work with your doctor to minimize the risk of stroke. Medicines are often helpful.
There are measures to reduce the risk of stroke that you can take on your own. The two most important measures are better diet and more exercises.
Insurance of a healthy lifestyle after a stroke.
In general, mini strokes pass quickly and ensure total healing.
However, they require immediate medical attention and quick measures.
Stroke prevention becomes very important because after many TIAs another stroke occurs.
Work with your doctor and medical staff to assess stroke risk factors and define appropriate measures.

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