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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)


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Common symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack include your face dropping on 1 side, not being able to lift your arms, and speech problems.

Transient ischaemic attacks are usually caused by a clot blocking the blood supply to the brain. They're often linked to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Treatments often used after a transient ischaemic attack include medicines to prevent blood clots and surgery to improve blood supply to the brain.

You can reduce your risk of transient ischaemic attacks by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and not smoking.

A transient ischaemic attack, also called a "mini stroke", is a serious condition where the blood supply to your brain is temporarily disrupted.

Page last reviewed: 27/06/2023
Next review due: 27/06/2026