Recovery from brain hemorrhage is a very slow process, and its healing time depends on how complex the bleeding has been and what treatment method is used. This HealthHearty piece has some information about the same.
Recovery from brain hemorrhage is dependent on several factors. Firstly, identifying it is a crucial step towards its treatment. Mostly, it occurs without any warning. However, several signs can be considered as a warning sign of this medical condition. Some common symptoms like severe headache and vomiting/nausea must not be ignored. If you often feel that a certain part of your body is experiencing paralysis or seems to have no energy, you must not hesitate to visit a neurosurgeon. These all are signs of blood leakage in the brain in very small amounts, causing you to feel dizzy or fall unconscious. In case of excessive bleeding in the brain, the person gets hemorrhagic strokes. A person showing such symptoms must refer to an expert physician. By performing various diagnostic tests like MRI, CTA, and Angiogram, the doctor will locate the area of bleeding in the brain and its cause.
After the threat has been identified, either medical or surgical treatment is administered by the physician and surgeon. For effective recovery, the doctors administer a treatment involving minimum risk. In medical treatment, the blood pressure in the brain is maintained at a steady state by controlling intracranial blood pressure. Moreover, cerebrospinal fluid from the brain is taken out by special medical techniques to treat the complication.
In the surgical method, the aim is to remove blood clots, brain tumors and to stop the bleeding in the brain by identifying the specific area. Two most common surgery techniques used in the surgery are craniotomy and stereotactic aspiration.
The recovery starts of when the surgery starts―right from the day a patient is admitted in an intensive care unit (ICU), for medical treatment or after surgical treatment. In the ICU, the patient is kept under complete observation and monitoring by the expert nurses and doctors. Doctors carefully analyze the patient for signs of re-bleeding or other similar complications. Only if the condition of the patient is stable, he is transferred to a regular room. With proper patient care, many problems post surgery can heal with time. If required various forms of therapy can be used by physicians to help the patient recover faster. The recovery time may be in weeks, months or years as the monitoring of the patient’s health is an ongoing process and he/she has to ensure that he visits doctor for frequent medical checkups.
It is associated with several risk factors. By taking proper care of your health, you can eliminate its risk to an appreciable extent.
▸ Medical studies have associated hypertension or high blood pressure with this issue. Reduce your risk of high BP and the threats of this condition can reduce to quite a good extent.
▸ Avoid smoking as it increases the risk of several health complications and indirectly affects the brain.
▸ If you’re into drugs and excessive drinking, give up on these habits, as they are harmful for the brain.
▸ Practice safe driving. Always wear a helmet while riding a bike, and use seat belts when on a four wheeler to avoid brain injury.
▸ A complete brain scan will help you become aware of your problem. Find a surgeon who’ll guide you in the diagnosis. Any problem like aneurysm can be treated with surgery.
With development in neurosurgery, more intense research is being carried out in devising possible medical treatments and in medical care of patients with brain hemorrhage. The recovery is a slow process, and it requires patience to be treated and controlled effectively. Hence, a good medical team and support from friends and family members is important for a speedy recovery.
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.