Talking about the mini stroke or silent stroke, it is just similar to that of ordinary stroke and is referred to Tia when there is not enough supply of oxygen to the brain.FAST is the method of analyzing and recognizing the stroke. The difference of mini stroke from ordinary stroke is that mini stroke does not affect the brain directly. It is just a warning sign, so that’s why it is called warning stroke.
DURATION OF THE STROKE:
Usually mini stroke lasts for less than 1 minute or maximum one minute.
Mini stroke does not cause any disability and does not harm the brain.
SYMPTOMS OF MINI STROKE:
It is very difficult to determine the symptoms but the most common symptoms may include:
- Change in the taste and smell senses
- Balancing issues
- Face numbness
- Speaking issues
But these symptoms vary from person to person. , Soon you analyze the symptoms;greater are the chances of speedy recovery and treatment. Doctors can analyze the conditions and symptoms, for instance some patients may not be able to utter the words correctly, which is known as DYSPHASIA. Moreover in some cases patient may not be able to see the objects correct, vision may be blurry, but this also lasts for about 1 minute. In addition to this a patient might not be able to read the words on white paper, the exposure to the light may make the vision worse.
RISK FACTORS INVOLVED:
IF you experience above symptoms, check your blood pressure as soon as possible because this may cause stroke.
Usually vertigo coordination problem and the problems in moving from place to another are associated with the blood pressure.
On other hand other riskfactorsinclude the following:
- Increase in blood pressure
- Increase in the cholesterol level .high level of sugar
- Alcohol consumption
Victims of mini stroke
Usually older people are more likely to experience the mini stroke as compare to younger generation and men also experience the mini stroke more likely in comparison to women.
TREATMENT AND DRUGS
Treatment of mini stroke depends upon the condition and the duration of the stroke .
It can be achieved with the help ofdrugs and life style modifications.
Life style modification may include the following:
- Reduction of sodium intake
- Consuming vegetables and fruits
- Eliminating smoking
- Proper exercise
- Proper sleep
- Controlling and monitoring the blood pressure glucose.
Antiplatelet andanti-coagulant drugs should be recommended like
Are advised in the treatment of stroke
So in order to avoid this one should eliminate bad and unhealthy life style and maintain healthy weight.