A recent study found out that people having a minor stroke, or what is popularly known as the mini-stroke, are unaware that they actually had a stroke.

What’s worst about this is that they often do not seek medical treatment for more than 24 hours after the incident.

Data analyzed by the British researchers from 1,000 patients found out that people who were aged at an average of 73 years old had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stoke.

Symptoms caused by this are balance problems, unexpected trouble in speaking, numbness of an arm or leg, temporary weakness as well as vertigo.

Reports showed that as TIAs and minor strokes do not cause major brain damage, it is still important to treat them as early as possible to reduce the risk of a more serious stroke in the future.

Causes of symptoms of TIA and minor stroke were not known by about 68 percent and 69 percent respectively by the people. Medical attention was sought by about 47 percent of the patients with TIA and 46 percent with a minor stroke within three hours of the onset of the symptom.