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Cerebral Hemorrhage Prevention

Cerebral Hemorrhage Prevention

When trying to prevent the occurrence of cerebral hemorrhage, doctors recommend various activities that help an individual to reduce the risk of developing this medical complication.
Kundan Pandey
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Cerebral hemorrhage is a medical complication, mysteries about which, have not yet been completely solved by medical experts. Not all the causes of this medical condition are very clear in the eyes of medical science, hence, for its prevention, the major focus is on the elimination of significant risk factors.
Methods of Prevention
In the quest to understand cerebral hemorrhage, medical science has continued its research in this field for several years. Nonetheless, it has struggled to come up with some major breakthroughs in terms of treatment. The risk factors associated with it, have been mentioned further:
  • In infants, there is no adequate method to predict the occurrence of cerebral hemorrhage. Also, unfortunately, there are no concrete methods to prevent the occurrence of this dreadful brain complication. Hence, parents must be prepared to face any situation and seek appropriate medical help as soon as the disease has been identified.
  • Pregnancy increases the risk of this brain complication, many times more than normal condition. Proper care of the mother and the baby, during pregnancy as well as after the birth of the baby, is essential to reduce the risk of brain hemorrhage. Any discomfort related to brain must not be ignored during pregnancy.
  • Aspirin or anticoagulant medications must be taken cautiously. Excessive consumption of these medications can also trigger the risk of cerebral hemorrhage in people with heart system disorders.
  • If you have been diagnosed with diseases related to the liver, kidney, or some non-blood disorders, then bleeding risk in the brain and its results can be dangerous. So be careful about any symptoms of pain or discomfort in the brain area.
  • Blood disorders, like, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, or a decreased level of blood platelets increase the risk of hemorrhage. Be careful about the symptoms of these blood disorders so that you can take measures to prevent a hemorrhage. The preventive measures can be in the form of treatment methods of aforementioned blood disorders.
  • High blood pressure is regarded to be one of the major reasons for cerebral hemorrhage. Monitoring blood pressure is essential to ensure that blood pressure doesn't shoot up or go down drastically.
  • Since this hemorrhage directly occurs due to severe brain injury or aneurysms, an individual should always try to take proper safety care to avoid head injuries. Although, we can't control unexpected events, we can still take certain safety measures to minimize the occurrence of injuries.
Treatment
There are several treatment measures that we should become aware about. It is important for a medical expert to identify the hemorrhage so that, correct treatment can be meted out to the patients. A head CT scan, head MRI, vision examination, blood tests, liver and kidney test, and cerebral angiography are some of the ways to test the presence of a hemorrhage. Once, the nature of the hemorrhage and its severity has been established through the above tests, the next stage is to treat the disease.
Proper consultation with a neurologist is essential for the treatment of cerebral hemorrhage. Blood, intravenous fluids, anti-hypersensitive drugs, and anticonvulsants are used for effective control over the complications of this disease. While anti-hypersensitive drugs are used for regulating blood pressure, keeping blood supply ready to transfer into the body of the patient is essential, as some patients may require multiple transfers of blood.
Besides these, doctors must be ready to administer painkillers, corticosteroids or diuretics that may be required by the patient at any time during the treatment. Prevention of this disease is a little difficult, since there are not much predictions about its occurrence. Nevertheless, reducing several risks of this disease is certainly a fruitful step in preventing this life-threatening complication.