Kim Zolciak Suffers Stroke

September 24, 2015  |  

Kim Zolciak is preparing to be released from a California hospital after suffering a transient ischemic attack, also known as a “mini-stroke.” The Bravo personality addressed her health crisis Thursday morning on Instagram.

According to Zolciak, she realized that something had gone terribly wrong shortly after her plane landed at LAX Airport Wednesday. Within minutes of arriving at her home, the 37-year-old says that the left side of her body went completely numb, and her speech was impaired.

The last 24hrs have been whirlwind! I landed yesterday morning from LAX (took the red eye right after DWTS) I got home and within minutes suffered a TIA (mini stroke) the left side of my body went completely numb and my speech was gone. Extremely grateful for @sladeosborne @briellebiermann @nikitpressley @kroybiermann for quick reactions! I have 100%of my feeling back THANK GOD. Still in the hospital but I just know I’m getting released today! #CrazyAgeDoesntMatter

According to the American Stroke Association, TIAs are considered to be “warning strokes” and should be taken seriously.

“TIA is caused by a clot; the only difference between a stroke and TIA is that with TIA the blockage is transient (temporary),” the organization’s website explains. “TIA symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time. Most TIAs last less than five minutes; the average is about a minute. When a TIA is over, it usually causes no permanent injury to the brain.”

As previously stated, Zolciak is expected to be discharged today.

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