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Recovering from a mini-stroke

recovering from a mini-stroke

We’re sure you’ve heard about strokes and why people over the age of 65 should be afraid of them. However, not everyone knows about the causes of a mini-stroke.

In a mini-stroke, the brain cells malfunction quickly and cause symptoms similar to a stroke. However, the symptoms and signs of a mini-stroke usually disappear within a short time, after which the body can recover.

Like strokes, the cause of a mini-stroke is a blockage in a major artery in the brain. This blockage disrupts the flow of blood and oxygen. The only differences between the strokes are the damage to the body and the length of time that the brain is damaged.


Causes of mini-strokes

The most common causes of mini-strokes are atherosclerosis and clogging of the cerebral artery by a blood clot. Heart disease and diabetes mellitus increase the risk of ischaemic stroke. 

Also, a hot climate can contribute to mini-strokes. Hot weather causes dehydration, blood thickens and increases the likelihood of blood clots. People engaged in heavy physical activity over the hot sun can earn sunstrokes and, with them, a stroke.

The most dangerous thing is prolonged sitting in a bent position with your head down. This position increases the load on the cardiovascular system and provokes blood vessel rupture (especially if the patient has an aneurysm – a bulge in the arterial wall). Alcohol abuse, smoking, physical or psychological fatigue, and stress may provoke acute circulatory disorders.

Influence on the likelihood of ischemic stroke may be hereditary. For some people, this factor is manifested in increased blood clotting, which puts them at greater risk of blood clots.

Statistics show that young people are more often faced with mini-strokes, as they are more susceptible to all the above factors.

Symptoms and First Signals of a Mini-Stroke

Symptoms and First Signals of a Mini-Stroke

If you find yourself in a situation where you suspect a mini-stroke in yourself or a neighbor, pay attention to signs such as:

  • Weakness and partial numbness (usually seen in one half of the body).
  • Dysphysia appears.
  • Dizziness (possible flickering in front of the eyes).
  • Vision changes (blurred vision).
  • Tingling (paresthesias).
  • Abnormal taste and/or smell.
  • Confusion and disorientation.
  • Loss of balance.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Speech impairment (the person stops in the middle of a sentence, delays answering basic questions, sometimes cannot say their name).

There is a simple test called “hand-face-speech” to recognize a mini-stroke. The three words reflect the person’s movements to reproduce: raise his or her hands, smile, and say a phrase. 

After a stroke, the person will not hold both arms in a perpendicular position to the body. One will fall over. When smiling, one side of the face will noticeably “sag,” and there will be asymmetry. The speech will be slurred and slurred.


The effects of a mini-stroke on the body

Mini-strokes recur in one-third of recent survivors. One in ten patients may develop a stroke within three months of a mini-stroke. Sometimes it happens within two days of the first occurrence.

Every micro stroke is a blow to a person’s health and immunity. Even if symptoms recede without therapy, it indicates that the nerve cells are suffering from an acute lack of oxygen and are dying off.

Patients after mini-strokes have memory impairment, signs of dementia, and character changes. It is not uncommon for people who have had a stroke to have a “silent stroke” the next time they have a stroke: in which there are no symptoms of the attack, but the circulatory disorder causes serious damage to the nerve cells.

How to eliminate a mini-stroke without consequences for the body?

Fortunately, the answer is yes. A mini-stroke can be eliminated without consequences for up to 4.5 hours. This medical intervention is called a “Therapeutic Window.” 

The safest and best option is to go as soon as possible to a vascular center that specializes in treating strokes.

After that, the patient goes to the hospital where they get a brain MRI, ultrasound of cerebral vessels (supplying the brain), blood and heart tests, which give a complete picture of the risk of a major stroke.

Statistics show that 60% of mini-stroke survivors may develop a full-fledged. That’s why the follow-up phase is followed by ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke treatment aimed at restoring regular blood supply to the brain.

Recovering from a mini-stroke in a nursing facility

Recovering from a mini-stroke in a nursing facility

The patient is examined to determine the extent of brain damage. First of all, it is a thrombotic stroke. For this purpose, computer or magnetic resonance imaging is performed. Then, medication treatment is started to improve blood flow to the affected area of the brain, relieve edema, maintain stable heart function, etc.

After that, the process of direct rehabilitation begins, which consists of several stages. From the first days of the patient’s arrival at a medical institution, several doctors and specialists work with them: a neurologist, a rehabilitologist, a masseur, etc. During this period, their main task is to start restoring the functions of the organism so that the person can take care of themself in the future.

In the second stage, rehabilitation aims to restore speech, motor, and cognitive functions. To do this, they prescribe therapeutic exercises, massage, physiotherapy, and work with a psychologist and speech therapist.

Restoration of fine motor skills and self-care skills is the third stage of rehabilitation when the patient moves independently. It may last from several months to several years, depending on the severity of the consequences of the stroke.


Preventing mini-strokes

The patient will have to take regular preventive measures for the possible causes of mini-strokes to protect his or her health:

  • Monitor cholesterol levels.
  • Check blood pressure.
  • Do physical activity and exercise often.
  • Give up unhealthy habits.
  • Follow all doctor’s recommendations.


There are different reasons for mini-strokes, but more and more often, people are not only those aged 70+ but also younger. 

Exercise, don’t get nervous over anything, and always be on the positive side. Take care of yourself! 

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Daneisha Johnson
Daneisha Johnson
22:20 19 May 22
Dr. Askari was very kind and explained everything so I could understand. The other staff were nice as well. I would... have gave 5 stars but I was a little taken aback when I checked in and had to pay 600.00 upfront. I think that should have been discussed in a appointment confirmation call or email just so I could have been more
Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper
16:54 29 Apr 22
I love the office staff they are friendly and very helpful. Dr. JODIE is very caring and understanding to your needs... and wants to help you. I will go back. would recommend Dr. Dr. Jodie to other Patients in a heart beat. The team works well more
Linda M
Linda M
19:40 02 Apr 22
I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
Leslie Durham
Leslie Durham
15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your more
Ron Buckholz
Ron Buckholz
23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
Steve Nabavi
Steve Nabavi
16:28 16 Mar 22
It was a nice visit. Happy staff doing all they can do to comfort the patients in a very calming environment. You ask... me they are earned a big gold star on the fridge. My only complaint they didn't give me any more
Katie Lewis
Katie Lewis
16:10 10 Feb 22
Had very positive appointments with Jodie and Dr. Sheth for my migraine care. Jodie was so fast with the injections and... has so much valuable info. I started to feel light headed during checkout and the staff was SO helpful—giving me a chair, water, and taking me into a private room until I felt better. Highly recommend this practice for migraine patients, they know what they’re doing!!read more
Joshua Martinez
Joshua Martinez
16:02 10 Dec 21
I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going more
Isabel Ivy
Isabel Ivy
21:42 03 Nov 21
I had such a good experience with Lone Star Neurology, Brent my MRI Tech was so awesome and made sure I was very... comfortable during the appointment. He gave me ear plugs, a pillow, leg support and blanket, easiest MRI ever lol 🤣 My 72 hour EEG nurse Amanda was also so awesome. She made sure I was take care of over the 3 days and took her time with the electrodes to make sure it was comfortable for me! Paige was also a huge help in answering all my questions when it came to my test results, and letting me know her honest opinions about how I should go forth with my more
Leslie Luce
Leslie Luce
17:37 20 Oct 21
The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to more
robert Parker
robert Parker
16:38 16 Apr 21
I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 more
MaryAnn Hornbaker
MaryAnn Hornbaker
00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his more
Roger Arguello
Roger Arguello
03:05 29 Jan 21
Always courteous, professional. The staff is very friendly and always work with you to find the best appointment time.... The care team has been great. Always taking the time to listen to your concerns and to find the best more
Margaret Rowland
Margaret Rowland
01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my more
Susan Miller
Susan Miller
03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
Windalyn C
Windalyn C
01:32 09 Jan 21
Jodie is wonderful. She is very caring and knowledgeable. I have been to over a dozen neurologists, and none were able... to help me as much as they have here. Thanks!read more
Katie Kordel
Katie Kordel
00:40 09 Jan 21
Jodi Moore, nurse practitioner, is amazing. I have suffered from frequent, debilitating headaches for almost 20 years.... She has provided the best proactive and responsive care I have ever received. My quality of life has been greatly improved by her caring approach and tenacity in finding more
Ellie Natsis
Ellie Natsis
15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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