Brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. Unfortunately, that’s all a major section of the population knows about this dreadful condition. Its causative reasons, symptoms, and how a stroke of this nature is treated are matters that have been made too complicated for a layman to understand. The excessive use of complicated medical jargon has not helped the cause either. If you are looking for a reliable piece on the subject matter, well your luck is in. In this discussion, we are going to talk about all the aforementioned aspects of a brain hemorrhage in detail. There is plenty to learn from this discussion, all we want in return is your undivided attention!
Brain Hemorrhage: An Overview
Let us begin by understanding the basics. A brain hemorrhage is caused by the bursting of a brain artery. This bursting results in localized bleeding in the tissues located in the concerned area. The ultimate result of this bleeding is the killing of brain cells. Why are these cells killed? Our brain cells i.e. neurons need oxygen and nutrients, which are brought to them by arteries. In case this supply is disturbed as a result of an artery rupture, brain cells are either severely injured or killed. The terms cerebral hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage are also used to describe a brain hemorrhage.
Causes of Brain Hemorrhages
Among the underlying causes of a brain hemorrhage, high blood pressure is one of the most common causes. The modern-day lifestyle is one of the biggest reasons for the increased percentage of hypertension cases in any population. However, it is not the only reason for a brain hemorrhage. Other reasons for a stroke of this nature include head injury, vascular inflammation, brain aneurysms, and in some cases, substance abuse. An overdose of cocaine can lead to a stroke as well! What are the risk factors for a brain hemorrhage? High cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disorders like CAD, and conditions like diabetes increase the risk of a brain hemorrhage quite significantly.
Brian Hemorrhage Symptoms
Most of the symptoms associated with a brain hemorrhage are sudden. A person experiencing a stroke is most likely to feel sudden weakness in the arms and legs accompanied by facial paralysis. Headache, vomiting, double vision, and loss of balance are some of the other commonly observed symptoms in a brain hemorrhage situation. The symptoms may vary in their frequency from person to person. For example, some victims of a brain stroke lose their ability to speak completely while others may still be able to utter words coherently, albeit with great difficulty.
Brain Hemorrhage Tests & Diagnosis
Diagnosis of a brain hemorrhage is divided into two stages. The initial stage focuses on the elimination of disorders that have symptoms similar to a stroke. In this stage, CT scans and certain blood tests can help a lot. The goal in the later stage of diagnosis is to find out the reason for a hemorrhage. Tests like MRI, ECG, ultrasound of carotid arteries, and cerebral angiograms are advised to the patient to find out where the problem lies. For 24 hour monitoring, Holter monitoring may be advised as well, a monitoring test that aims at finding an anomaly in the heartbeat rhythm.
Brain Hemorrhage Treatment in Pakistan
Just like the diagnosis, the treatment of a brain hemorrhage is also divided into different phases. The first phase is that of management, where the goal is to control bleeding in the brain. For this purpose, certain medications that can control blood pressure are given to the patient. In case too much blood has pooled in the areas between tissues, draining it surgically is necessary as well. In the second phase of treatment, medicines are prescribed, as well as lifestyle changes are advised to a patient who suffers from high blood pressure levels.
Indeed, the treatment of conditions like brain hemorrhage in countries like Pakistan is too expensive. There is no denying the fact that the quality of treatment is not up to standards in many cities either. But there is a ray of hope in dark clouds always! And in Pakistan, that ray of hope is Transparent Hands, an organization that aims at helping underprivileged patients all across the country!
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
Is It Possible To Prevent Brain Hemorrhages?
Fortunately, the answer is in the affirmative. We have mentioned a few risk factors in this discussion already. These and a few more increase the chances of a brain hemorrhage significantly. If one can eliminate these risk factors by taking good care of themselves, it is quite possible to prevent a stroke completely. Hypertension and high cholesterol levels give birth to several health issues and not just stroke. Hence, keeping them in check would benefit you greatly!
A brain hemorrhage can have life-changing consequences. But with optimal healthcare, it is possible to minimize the damage. Thanks to foundations like Transparent Hands, many underprivileged Pakistanis can access these optimal healthcare services in reputable hospitals. That would be all from this discussion for now. We hope that this discussion served to increase your understanding of the topic, and on that optimistic note, we bid you farewell from this discussion!