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How much and how soon to resume physical activity after a TIA
Should one limit their physical activity after a TIA? In September 2007 I suffered a cerebral infarct that my neurologist determined caused too little damage to qualify as a stroke. I experienced another cerebral infarct two days ago. Both involved the cerebellum, and my symptom was loss of balance. The initial balance problem was severe, but I could regain control of my balance in a couple of minutes after the 2007 event. This time, I could not regain control at all for the first day or so. I have been unable to see a neurologist because the one I go to is ill and not working. My only factor for strokes is that I am a long-term diabetic. I am not even a little overweight, I exercise a lot, and I maintain tight control of my diabetes. My question is, is it safe to resume fairly heavy exercise as soon as my balance will permit it?
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