The Possibility Of The Brain Is Still Fluid When Experiencing Dizziness In Patients With Cerebral Ederma?
morning, I want to ask, I suffer from cerebral edema, last week I was hospitalized and managed with 5 bottles, and now my head still hurts, why is that, is there still fluid in the brain or what? thank you
Hi Hendy ...
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Cerebral edema or swelling in the brain, is a condition of accumulation of fluid in the brain and cause enlargement of the brain. The cause can be:
- bleeding in the brain
- head injury - for example meningitis, encephalitis, toxoplasmosis
- cycemic stroke
Symptoms caused by cerebral edema can include: dizziness, headaches, movement disorders, nausea and numbness.
Things done to overcome brain swelling, namely: giving fluids, this serves to prevent blood pressure from falling down. Giving drugs, serves to reduce brain clotting. The drug that is usually used is mannitol, surgery also in some circumstances needed to drain excess fluid in the brain.
Mannitol itself is a class of diuretic drugs that function to reduce pressure due to brain swelling. The way it works from mannitol itself is by removing more fluid in the form of urine, when more urine is lost, making the water content in brain cells decrease, and pressure decreases. Usually the dose used to reduce pressure in the brain is 0.25-2g / kgBW. Given intravenous infusion in a solution containing 15-25% mannitol for 30-60 minutes. Some side effects that can arise from giving mannitol are one of them headaches, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath. But it is different for each person. headaches that you feel, maybe it could be due to the drug sampign effect from mannitol, but if the complaints do not go away plus worsened conditions such as decreased consciousness, weakness, difficulty in speaking, convulsions or there is a state of memory loss immediately to the doctor.
Thus my answer, hopefully it helps