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What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a short episode of neurologic dysfunction that lasts for a few minutes. It results from a disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Carotid arteries are the blood vessels responsible for supplying nutrients and oxygen to the brain. A temporary blockage in coronary arteries due to a blood clot can lead to transient ischemic attack (TIA). Since the blockage is short-term, the duration of the attack is short, and often the brain does not suffer from any permanent damage.  Causes of Transient Ischemic Attack People suffering from carotid artery disease are more likely to...

Tips for Stretching Before and After a Workout (and Why this is Important?)

Tips for Stretching Before and After a Workout (and Why this is Important?)

Stretching is an essential part of every workout that we sometimes ignore. We tend to jump right into the exercises, which leaves us more prone to injuries. A solid ten-minute stretch not only reduces the risks of injuries but also boosts up the performance in the gym or on the track. Here are some tips to follow for stretching before and after working out to get the best out of your exercise. 1. Warm-up first Warming up is not the same as stretching, but they are generally considered to be the same. Stretching lengthens your muscles and increases your range...