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What are the warning signs of a stroke?

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Sometimes, people experience warning signs before a stroke occurs. These are called transient ischemic attacks (also called TIA or "mini-stroke"), brief episodes of the stroke symptoms listed above. A TIA is when a blockage, caused by a clot, is temporary. These leave no permanent brain damage but do put you at higher risk for a subsequent stroke.

Some people have no warning signs before a stroke, or symptoms are so mild that they are not noticeable. Regular check-ups are important in catching problems before they become serious. Report any symptoms or risk factors to your doctor.

From: Men and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

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