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How to Treat a Brain Bleed - Oren Zarif - Brain Bleed


When it comes to brain bleeds, the treatment is as varied as the condition itself. Treatment may range from an emergency surgery to a series of prescribed medications to control swelling and seizures. If the bleed has spread to other parts of the brain, a patient may need rehabilitation and therapy for a few weeks. If the bleeding has only affected the brain, no treatment is necessary. However, it's important to contact a doctor as soon as possible.

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In addition to trauma, smoking and heavy alcohol use can also result in a bleed in the brain. Both of these substances cause swelling in the brain, a condition known as cerebral edema. Eventually, pooled blood can form a hematoma, a collection of blood that cuts off vital blood flow to brain tissue and can kill brain cells. Sometimes, bleeding occurs inside the brain, between layers of the brain's covering, and between the skull and brain. People who have experienced an ICH may experience sudden weakness or loss of vision, a stiff neck, or a coma.

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A patient may also experience speech or movement difficulties if they have a brain bleed. The specific symptoms of a bleed will depend on where the bleed has occurred in the brain and whether there is swelling in the surrounding tissues. Patients with severe bleeds may also experience coma or paralysis. If the bleed has spread to the spinal cord, a doctor may try to collect fluid from the spinal cord as a way to diagnose the cause of the bleed.

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A bleed in the brain can be caused by a ruptured aneurysm or a blood vessel. Sometimes, the bleeding is spontaneous or caused by trauma. While the exact cause of the bleeding is unknown, the most common symptom is a severe headache. People with migraines say it is worse than their usual headache. But the onset of these headaches may be masked by other symptoms. In addition, a person suffering from a stroke may experience sudden, intense headaches.

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A patient with a cerebral bleed is likely to experience symptoms that interfere with vision, speech, and movement. Untreated, a rebleed can also result in complications and even death. In addition, if the bleeding is large enough, it can lead to a condition known as communicating hydrocephalus, which causes abnormal swelling and a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. The arachnoid villi are responsible for reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and blood can block this process.

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If the cause of the bleeding is not immediately clear, a neurosurgeon may perform an emergency surgery. The purpose of this procedure is to remove trapped blood, relieve pressure, and repair damaged blood vessels. Sometimes, a doctor will perform a craniotomy to access the brain. In this case, a surgeon will cut a small hole in the skull. Once inside, the surgeon will repair any damaged blood vessels and check for any blood clots. If this is the case, the blood clot may need to be removed.

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If a traumatic brain injury has caused the bleed, a patient may file a lawsuit against the party at fault. Often, insurance companies will agree to pay up to 90% of the costs incurred by the victims. It's important to note that, even with the best medical care, a claimant rarely receives more than nominal compensation without the help of a qualified attorney. Moreover, many insurers are now willing to settle cases for a higher settlement after providing detailed medical records and threatening complicated litigation.

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