Why is a mini stroke?

Frankie Muniz , protagonist of the series Malcom in The Middle, recovering from a mini-stroke or temporary ischemic attack; However, the actor says through his Twitter account that his health is stable, but that he will begin to take care of his body.

The 27-year-old musician also reveals in an interview with the magazine People who felt discomfort in his eye when riding on his motorcycle, minutes later he completely lost his vision.

Also, I had dizziness and a lot of pain all over my body and head. "My hands were numb, I did not have a good balance, I said incoherent things and I felt as if they were stabbing my head," the actor explains.

 

Why is a mini stroke?

According to National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIND, for its acronym in English), a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke that appears and disappears quickly, because it stops the supply of blood to the brain, as explained in the following video:

The institute details that approximately 50 thousand Americans suffer this type of attack in a year. The symptoms of mini-stroke appear over the course of an hour and last up to 24 hours.

 

Causes of ischemic attack in young people

The specialists of NIND they claim that young adults like Frankie Muniz register a mini stroke when they consume a lot of cigarettes or drugs, abuse alcohol, suffer from a malformation of the heart or heart disease (hypertension), head or neck injuries, as well as genetic diseases.

However, the five most common causes of a mini stroke are:

 

  1. The detachment of a blood clot from the inner wall of an artery, which blocks the flow of blood to the brain.
  2. When a clot breaks off the heart and goes to the brain
  3. Decrease in blood pressure in a brain because of narrowing of arteries.
  4. The presence of diseases such as anemia, polycythemia, hyperviscosity, diabetes
  5. An inflammation of the blood vessels.

Even sedentary lifestyle, high levels of cholesterol and irregular heartbeat are some of the risk factors that trigger mini-stroke.

 

It feels?

As Frankie Muniz describes, the most common symptoms of this ischemic attack are numbness or weakness of one side of the body, confusion or difficulty speaking, vision problems and loss of balance.

Although these symptoms disappear and do not leave any noticeable damage, mini-stroke is considered a wake-up call that a more serious stroke can be registered.

From now Frankie Muniz will have to improve his habits and bring a diet low in fat, to reduce the risk of any complication. And you, do you lead a healthy lifestyle?

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Video Medicine: Heed The Warning of a Mini Stroke (May 2021).