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Is it possible for getting too excited to cause a brain bleed?

Is it possible for getting too excited to cause a brain bleed?

Not likely: Severe high blood pressure may cause a bleed but usually that is not likely to happen due to excitement. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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If i had a bleed n my brain would i feel it?

Not always: No, it's not always sensed. That's why it is so dangerous. It can bleed and then when it reaches a critical point, it can lead to loss of consciousness or death. Any possible head injury should be checked out right away. Remember the oxi-clean advertisement guy? He hit his head on the overhead bin in a plane and thought nothing of it. Within 48 hrs, he was dead from a brain bleed. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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Organize medications
Monthly
Add railings for support
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Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Maybe: Brain hemorrhages have multiple causes but usually have a significant headache associated with them. There can also be neurological deficits like weakness or tingling. If you have any thoughts that a hemorrhage is possible, you should seek medical attention for evaluation immediately! ...Read more

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What do they do for a small brain bleed?

What do they do for a small brain bleed?

Blood vessel study: Usually a small bleed in the brain by itself is not dangerous. The main concern is what caused the bleed. Sources can be trauma, aneurysm, avm, tumors, coagulopathies, infections, and inflammatory diseases. Usually a test to look at the blood vessels such as a ct angiogram and/or catheter angiogram are performed along with a series of blood tests to evaluate. Occasionally MRI as well. ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Checklist)

Stay socially connected
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Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
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Get a yearly physical
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Take good care of your physical appearance
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If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

Usually yes: Most people who have hemorrhagic bleeds in their brains know by either severe headaches and/or weakness, numbness, or trouble speaking. Very rarely, people will simply have a severe headache without any neurologic problems. ...Read more

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I just asked about is it was possible to walk around with a brain bleed. I lost the responds. How do I get them back?

I just asked about  is it was possible to walk around with a brain bleed. I lost the responds. How do I get them back?

On your HealthTap...: On your healthtap home page, click on your health activity on the menu list at the left. All your questions and answers should be there. When your question gets answered, you should get an email message to alert you. Thanks for using healthtap! ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

Depends on various: Factors. For example if one is on blood thinners, what part of head makes impact, how weak the bone is. If there is any concern, go get an urgent evaluation. If there is severe headaches, persisting disorientation, nausea, vomiting, confusion, delirium, go right away to get evaluated. ...Read more

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