Temporary ischemic attack is not a harmless condition to be ignored.It can be an indication of incoming stroke.
What are the symptoms of temporary ischemic attack?
- Loss of vision:Can be on one or both sides.
- Seeing double:It is defined as seeing double or blurry.
- Dizziness:The patients feels like their head is spinning instead of feeling bizarre.
- Swallowing difficulty:When difficulty swallowing is very prominent, there is a possibility of liquids or foods getting stuck in respiratory tract (aspiration).
- Weakness:Weakness on one side or both sides of arms and or legs.Facial paralysis can be enounctered.
- Sensory disorder:Can be encountered on one or both sides.A sensation of numbness or burning occurs on the face, arms, legs or the body.
- Speaking difficulty: Can be difficulty in remembering words, articulating or understanding speech.
- Coordination problem:Lack of coordination in arms, legs or body.The patient can stumble or fall while walking or standing.
- Behavioural disorder:It manifests as the patient not showing a reaction or behaving strangely towards conversation.
- Excessive sleeping can be observed.
- Agitation or psychosis can be encountered.
Cases where the aforementioned symptoms are seen for a few seconds or last upto 48 hours are called temporary ischemic attacks.