Transient Ischemic Attack – often called T-I-A –
The symptoms can include numbness; weakness; paralysis on one side; blindness in one eye; double vision; difficulty in speaking and understanding.
More men have TIAs. But more women have strokes. The risks are the same for everybody:
Risk doubles every decade after 55.
You can’t control those risks. But you can control these:
If you do have symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible. Treatments include blood thinners, statins to lower cholesterol, blood pressure meds, and surgery to open blocked arteries.
A T-I-A is a warning. Strokes claim a victim every 40 seconds in the U.S.