A transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a mini-stroke, is an episode of stroke-like symptoms that usually last less than one hour. During a TIA, circulation to a part of the brain is interrupted briefly, then restored. This interruption can be caused by a narrowing of a brain artery because of atherosclerosis or a small floating blood clot that entered the bloodstream from somewhere else in the body, often the heart, and temporarily blocked a brain artery.
Earlier this month, I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. My rheumatologist suspected the condition after I reported certain symptoms,... Read more »
Sleep Apnea - What is it? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which the victim stops breathing from a few seconds to a minute or more and... Read more »