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Cerebral Haemorrhage in a woman of 56 years

By March 16, 2011 - 11:24pm
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One of my friends who has led a relatively healthy life and who had no idea of suffering from a high blood pressure suddenly had a cerebral haemorrhage. She had no real fore warnings except feeling tired. What symptoms may she have had without realizing it and what are the warning symptoms in such an illness?

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Thank you for your swift answer.
Unfortunately, my friend isn't all right (yet). She has a drooping side and finds it difficult to make herself understood. Right now she is in some rehabilitation program, training her muscles and her coordination. However, she can't walk and may never be able to leave her wheelchair.
As far as I understood there was no previous headache, but she was extremely tired, fell asleep in her chair, and in that very night she had the stroke.
I don't think she has difficulties in swallowing, but she feels "numb".

March 17, 2011 - 5:11am

Hi Augusta,

I am sorry your friend suffered from a brain hemorrhage. Is she okay? Over time, high blood pressure will weaken the blood vessel walls. Untreated high blood pressure is one of the more common preventable reasons for a brain hemorrhage.

Some of the signs and symptoms are:
a sudden severe headache
seizures with no previous history of seizures
weakness in an arm or leg
nausea or vomiting
decreased alertness; lethargy
changes in vision
tingling or numbness
difficulty speaking or understanding speech
difficulty swallowing
difficulty writing or reading
loss of fine motor skills, such as hand tremors
loss of coordination
loss of balance
an abnormal sense of taste
loss of consciousness

Best Wishes,


March 17, 2011 - 4:41am
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