Cerebral hemorrhage can be a result of ruptured artery or vein. Its treatment depends upon the reason behind the bleeding. Let us find out the possible causes and treatments of this condition. Just read on.
In simple words cerebral hemorrhage is bleeding inside the brain. It is also called intracranial hemorrhages or intracerebral hemorrhages. When any vein or artery bursts inside the brain, it results in bleeding, which may further lead to complications and dysfunction of the brain.
The treatment will be headed by a proper diagnosis. The doctor may ask you to undergo a CT scan, MRI or MRA. There may be blood test too like blood count, platelet count, etc. These test will make the treatment easier and effective. Following are some of the cerebral hemorrhage treatments which will help you to get out this life-threatening condition.
- If the hemorrhage is due to the high blood pressure then the doctor may prescribe you anti-hypertensive drugs which will lower the blood pressure which may in turn lower the internal bleeding.
- There are many medications and drugs which are able to remove the blood clots which forms due to the bleeding.
- Interventional radiology consists of a treatment in which catheter is used. This catheter widens the irregular or deformed blood vessels and even close the open vessels without any surgery. This will stop the bleeding.
- The patient can be exposed to some radiations which are specially meant to open up the blocked vessels and make a uniform blood flow which will reduce the chances of cerebral hemorrhage.
- The last option is surgery. Surgery is conducted if the bleed is larger than 3 cms. Ruptured vessels are repaired and the blood clots are removed from the cerebellum. Recovery in case of surgery depends on the size of blood clot.
Although the above treatments are very helpful, the prognosis depends upon the size of the blood clot and on the condition of the patient. Many patients survive severe conditions but some may even go into coma. Some come out with 100% results and some lose their brain totally. Hence, we can’t say which patient will react in what manner to the treatment.
Symptoms and Causes
Every part of the brain is assigned with a particular work this is the reason the symptoms of cerebral hemorrhage totally depends upon the area which is affected. Headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, numbness in some parts of the body, loss of vision and speech, confusion, etc., are some of the symptoms associated with cerebral hemorrhage. Following are some of the causes behind this condition.
- Blood disorder like leukemia, sickle cell anemia, low platelet count, etc., may result in cerebral hemorrhage.
- High blood pressure may reduce the thickness of the veins and arteries hence resulting in their bursting.
- Protein deposition along the blood vessel may also take you to this condition.
- Brain injury may also cause internal bleeding in the brain.
- Abnormalities of the blood vessels can also be a reason behind cerebral hemorrhage.
It is very important to take complete cerebral hemorrhage prevention like quit smoking, drinking alcohol, into consideration so as to avoid future complications. If you are observing any of the causes then consult a doctor immediately.
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.