How Do You Recognize The Symptoms Of A Subarachnoid Hemorrhage?
The subarachnoid hemorrhage is a cerebral hemorrhage that leaks blood into the subarachnoid space, or the fluids of the brain. This is one of the most dangerous ways for the body to bleed. The condition can lead to a stroke and is often fatal. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms of this serious condition. Expect a sudden, severe headache. This headache, often called a thunderclap headache, is the most severe headache known. Ten percent of all patients who experience a headache of this magnitude will have a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Watch out for vertigo-like symptoms, especially disorientation, nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting may not seem like a very specific symptom, but when nausea and a severe headache are found in the same patient, the chances of a subarachnoid hemorrhage are higher than should be ignored. Determine if the patient suffers from a stiff neck. A stiff neck and a headache are bad news. If the patient suffers both symptoms, rush him to the emergency room immedi