transient ischaemic attack (TIA) (nursing intervention (You're likely…
transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
This is the disruption in blood supply results in a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause sudden symptoms similar to a stroke, such as speech and visual disturbance, and numbness or weakness in the face, arms and legs.
having high cholesterol levels
having high blood pressure (hypertension)
regularly drinking an excessive amount of alcohol
having atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heartbeat)
the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of arm weakness or numbness in one arm
their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all, despite appearing to be awake
it is time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms
the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have dropped
You're likely to be given advice about lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your stroke rise
maintaining a healthy weight
offered medication as prescribed to treat the underlying cause of your TIA.
promote taking regular exercise
limiting your alcohol consumption
blood pressure will be checked, because high blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to TIAs
, surgery may be needed to unblock the carotid arteries (the main blood vessels that supply the brain with blood).