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What is the meaning of TIA in MRI test report? What is the treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:What does TIA mean in a MRI test report
User:Hello Doctor, Glad to chat with you..
Doctor:TIA means Transient Ischemic Attack
User:How does it affect one's health
Doctor:Transient decrease in the blood supply to a small part of the brain leading to milder form of structural damage
Doctor:This will affect the functions of the body which is controlled by the affected part of the brain
Doctor:Usually the damage is mild and will recover with full health in more than 80% of cases
User:Ok.. How do we treat this ?
Doctor:Treatment depends on the cause for such impairment in the circulation
User:My mom underwent a MRI on last sat..
Doctor:depending on the age, health conditions and other laboratory parameters the cause can be identified and treatment formulated
User:She was advised MRI because she complained of numbness & tingling in the tongue & one leg..
User:She is 49yrs old
User:She has Hypertension, Fatty liver, Obesity & Migraine..
Doctor:The part of the brain which controls the sensitivity on the tongue could be involved here
User:Doc advised her to take 'ecospirin AV' tab along with her regular BP tabs for lifetime..
Doctor:Yes, Ecosprin is the definitive medication to prevent future attacks
User:Just wanted to understand if there are any other precautions that we can take in order to avoid TIA in future.. I mean, any changes in the diet, lifestyle, etc
Doctor:Yes, based on her history I suspect the cause to be atherosclerosis
Doctor:this happens due to high cholesterol and poor cardiac functioning
Doctor:a low fat diet, good exercise,blood thinning medications like Ecosprin would be essential
Doctor:Regular check up including blood cholesterol analysis and control, good Blood pressure control are vital
User:Is this a serious disease?
User:Sure doctor
Doctor:No,but the recurrence of such episodes could be XXXXXXX
Doctor:the danger increases with every episode
User:Ok, I understand..
Doctor:Is there anything I can help you with ?
User:She complained of numbness & tingling more five times in d last ten days..
Doctor:Yes, the symptom can persist for long if the ischemia is not reversed
User:Is yoga safe for her?
Doctor:In most it does subside on own and with precautionary medications
Doctor:Yes, Yoga is good
User:She experienced this thrice while doing yoga..
User:So I was worried if its ok for her to continue with yoga..
Doctor:Any exercise which causes shortness of breath can affect
Doctor:hence slow aerobics are good
Doctor:As such yoga is good
User:Perfect..Thanks a ton Doctor
User:This chat surely helped..
User:Thank u so much..
User:Take care
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Hi again,
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Is there anything else , I can help you with ?
User:My sis had gone for a master health check up recently..
User:She is yet to show her reports to a physician as she is travelling..
User:Just wanted to upload her reports & get a opinion..
Doctor:Yes, you can use our "Ask a Doctor" service, post the reports and receive a detail analysis on the same
User:Ok Doctor.. I shall do that, thanks..
Doctor:Take care
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