“The blood itself can damage the brain tissue,” the experts elaborated. “Furthermore, the extra blood in the brain may increase the pressure within the skull to a point that further damages the brain.”
Causes of an intracerebral haemorrhage can be attributed to:
- Hypertension (i.e. chronic blood pressure)
- Previous history of stroke
- Liver disease.
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage
The national health body said an subarachnoid haemorrhage is an “uncommon” type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain.
The potentially “fatal” condition usually has no warning signs, but if symptoms do appear, they might include:
- A sudden severe headache unlike anything you’ve experienced before
- A stiff neck
- Feeling and being sick
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Blurred or double vision
- Stroke-like symptoms – such as slurred speech and weakness on one side of the body
- Loss of consciousness or convulsions (uncontrollable shaking).