Transient ischemic attack has symptoms similar to those of a stroke for a temporary period. It usually lasts only a few minutes and does not cause permanent damage. A transient ischemic attack serves as a warning of a future stroke and also an opportunity to prevent it.

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Why does my mother feel one side of her head to be heavier and has other symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, aged 60 years is experiencing the following symptoms for around three months (please note that these were present before lockdown started and are not related to or developed in or due to lockdown). She feels as if her brain or the head is going on one side or heavier on one si...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The initial symptoms you have mentioned are relatively nonspecific, except that she was stunned for few seconds and uttered some specific words. That is a symptom that may suggest a transient episode of seizures or TIA (transient ischemic attack) or reversible stroke-li...  Read Full »

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