You might have heard many doctors telling you that a mini-stroke, also known as a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), is your brain’s way of telling you that there’s a stroke coming. A mini-stroke is a temporary episode of neurological dysfunction caused by decreased blood flow in the brain, spinal cord, or even in the eye. So, it’s a clear sign and risk factor for stroke.
Some of the symptoms for a TIA or mini-stroke would be contralateral paralysis. So, if the stroke was on the left side of your brain, you’re going to have problems on the opposite side. Weakness, numbness, loss of vision, slurred speech, and confusion are some of the symptoms. However, sometimes there are not any symptoms at all. Many people who get mini strokes end up getting a stroke a little bit later.
You are alarmed, aren’t you? You must be wondering whether preventing a stroke after a TIA is a possibility or not. Well, if you manage to tick below-listed things within 24 hours of a TIA, you will be in a much better position to prevent a stroke. Let’s get down to preventive measures:
- If you want to prevent a stroke, you need vitamin C to fix insulin resistance. Ask a dietician to recommend you vitamin C rich fruits so that you can avoid high cholesterol levels in the blood.
- You also need to have a lot of potassium, magnesium in your system to ensure that blood isn’t clotting in the body for one reason or another. Consuming a bowl of vegetables can help you do that. Keep them steamed (don’t cook them). They will help you receive potassium and magnesium in the right amount.
- You need to decrease the blood pressure naturally. For that stop smoking immediately.
- There’s a natural, healthy fat called DHA. This healthy fat has been shown to improve brain damage. It increases oxygen to the brain and minimizes the chances of getting a stroke.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is another natural remedy that has been shown to regrow synapses and regenerate brain cells in a minute.
- Intermittent Fasting with Keto has been known to increase and regenerate brain cells.
- Last but not least, talk to your doctor about the symptoms you have felt. He/she must be able to prescribe you stroke preventive medication.