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Is it normal aging or T.I.A.?

by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert

T.I.A., Transient Ischemic Attacks, can develop unexpectedly.  The symptoms are similar to a stroke depending on which part of the brain that is being affected.

Sometimes it’s difficult to determine a T.I.A. or if the body is experiencing normal aging because the affects are similar, such as: 

  • Weakness
  • Numbness, or tingling on one side of the body
  • Disrupted vision
  • Difficult speaking and/or understanding words
  • Dizziness or trouble walking

Whether it’s T.I.A. or a symptom of aging Life Alert will be on hand to assist you. Life Alert will summon paramedics and stay on the line until help arrives.

A recent Life Alert member writes:

My husband had a T.I.A. and Life Alert called an ambulance service and notified our family members of the emergency. What a blessing it was that I didn’t have to do all that calling. Thanks.

Betty B., Hesperia, CA

Enjoy peace of mind and maintain your quality of life with Life Alert.

The information provided above is, to the best of our knowledge, reliable and accurate. However, while Life Alert always strives to provide true, precise and consistent information, we cannot guarantee 100 percent accuracy. Readers are encouraged to research any statements made and use any resource links provided to gather more information before drawing conclusions and making decisions.
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