Can TIAs Be Avoided?
Preventing a TIAA person can lower his or her chances of having a TIA by understanding the risk factors for it, and then using that knowledge to make good decisions to control any TIA risk factors he or she has.
Why is TIA prevention important? Because one-third of people who have a TIA will go onto have a stroke within five years. Through effective treatment of TIA risk factors, this risk can be significantly decreased.
The steps for effective TIA prevention involve:
- Knowing your TIA risk factors
- Monitoring your health and making lifestyle changes
- Possibly taking medication or having a procedure
- Knowing signs of a TIA or stroke (see Stroke Symptoms).
(Click TIA Prevention to learn more about preventing a TIA.)