The Impact Of Brain Swelling On Psychological States And Awareness?
hello doc, want to ask, if for someone suffering from swelling of the brain, will the illness affect his psychology? also consciousness?
Thank you for the question.
Swelling of the brain (cerebral edema) can occur due to a variety of factors, ranging from head injuries, blocked or ruptured blood vessels in the head, infections that spread to the brain, to benign or malignant tumors in the brain. Living in the highlands according to some literature can also increase the risk of brain swelling.
The swollen brain can suppress the structure around it, giving rise to a variety of symptoms. Clinically, people with brain swelling can experience dizziness, headaches, stiffness in the neck, nausea, vomiting, impaired vision, impaired memory, impaired balance and coordination, speech disorders, mental confusion, convulsions, fainting, coma, and can even lead to death. So, regarding your question, it's true that brain swelling can also affect one's mental state and awareness.
Therefore, patients with brain swelling need to be examined directly to a doctor, neurologist, or neurosurgeon. Depending on the cause and severity, this condition can later be treated with a number of procedures, ranging from stabilizing the patient's vital signs, giving medication, performing ventriculostomy, surgery, and so on.
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