TIA Travel Insurance
TIA, short for Transient Ischemic Attack, is a stop in the blood flow to the brain that lasts only a short period of time, usually no longer than a few minutes. Caused by a disruption in the blood flow, a TIA can be considered to be a mini stroke. They are often a warning sign that an actual, more severe stroke is on its way. Even though it does not last long, a TIA might still cause permanent brain damage. Visiting a Doctor is essential and can help determine the cause and prevent a more serious stroke in the future.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
TIA Medical Questions
When getting a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:
- Have you ever had a stroke which caused symptoms for more than 24 hours ?
- Are you awaiting investigation or treatment for this condition ?
- How many TIA (if any) have you had in the last six months ?
- How many TIA (if any) have you had in total ?
- Do you suffer from an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) ?
- Have you ever been a smoker ?
Symptoms of TIA
- Sudden weakness
- Clumsiness in limbs
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of balance
- Pins and needles
- Double vision or temporary loss of vision
Loss of consciousness is very uncommon, and headaches are not a sign of a Transient Ischaemic Attack or Stroke. Though these symptoms will go away very quickly, it is best to obtain medical attention quickly within 60 minutes is ideal. A doctor will perform a medical examination and possibly an ultrasound test.
Around one third of people who have suffered from TIA will have a stroke at some point in the future, so many people regard a TIA as an early warning sign. Doctors will then typically advise doing the following to cut down on stroke risk:
- Reducing fat intake
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Including more fruit and vegetables in the diet
- Regular exercise
- Being vigilant about blood pressure
Medication for Transient Ischaemic Attack will first of all be aspirin, which thins the blood and should restore a healthy flow to the brain. You may also be prescribed Clopidogrel, a blood clot inhibitor, and Ticlopidine, used in patients allergic to aspirin. Those with a higher risk factor include:
- Family history of stroke or TIA
- Males rather than females
- The over 55 years of age
- African - Caribbeans
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your TIA or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.