Cerebral Thrombosis

Below you will find more information about Cerebral Thrombosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Cerebral Thrombosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Cerebral Thrombosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Cerebral Thrombosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Cerebral thrombosis is defined as blood clot that takes place in the cerebral vessel. It is more commonly known as stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack or TIA. TIA is a "mini" or "warning" stroke, but doesn't have lasting damage. There are strokes that damage part of one's brain, and some have permanent injury. TIA is important in foreseeing if a "stroke" will happen and the chance to prevent it. They may occur several days, some weeks, or even a few months prior to a major cerebral thrombosis attack. In approximately half of the cases, stroke happens within a year from TIA.

Diagnosis

A doctor can diagnose the condition in several ways, including medical history, physical examination, and tests.

Treatment

Depending on the cause or severity of the attacks, treatments my range from different medications and angioplasty or surgery.

Symptoms and Signs

It is crucial to know the warning signs of cerebral thrombosis, which includes sudden weakness or numbness of the leg, arm, or face; unexpected confusion, trouble understanding or speaking; sudden problem with vision in both or one of the eyes; sudden difficulty walking, loss of coordination or balance, dizziness; and abrupt, severe headache without known cause.

Causes

Cerebral thrombosis, both stroke and TIA, have the same cause wherein a clot obstructs blood supply to portion of the brain. The underlying cause of the blood clot is the buildup of plaques or fatty deposits containing cholesterol in the artery or in one of its branches that supply nutrients and oxygen to the brain.

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