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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 15:04

Hemorrhagic Strokes Featured

Hemorrhagic Strokes http://www.stroke.org

Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by arteries in the brain either leaking blood or bursting open. The leaked blood puts pressure on brain cells and damages them. Blood vessels can burst or spill blood in the middle of the brain or near the surface of the brain, sending blood into the space between the brain and the skull.

According to www.stroke.org, Hemorrhagic Strokes account for about 15% of all strokes, but they are responsible for about 40% of all stroke deaths.

Types of Hemorrhagic Strokes

There are two types of hemorrhagic strokes based on where the bleeding happens.

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage is the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke and occurs when brain tissue is flooded with blood after an artery in the brain bursts.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage is the second type of hemorrhagic stroke and is less common. In this type of stroke, bleeding occurs in the area between the brain and skull.


The ruptures can be caused by these conditions:


Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms start suddenly and are severe. Symptoms include:

  • Intense headache
  • Confusion
  • Nausea or throwing up
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Problems with vision
  • Passing out


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Risk Factors

You're more likely to have this type of stroke if you:

  • Are over age 65
  • Have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes that's not under control
  • Are obese
  • Had a stroke in the past
  • Have a family history of strokes
  • Smoke
  • Eat unhealthy foods
  • Don't exercise


A hemorrhagic stroke can cause complications like:

  • Seizures
  • Memory and thinking problems
  • Heart problems
  • Swallowing problems and trouble eating and drinking

It is important to note that there are three types of Strokes and up to 80% of strokes can be prevented. Click here to read Everything You Need to Know About Stroke.



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