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Hemorrhagic Stroke – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Prevention

What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke?

Hemorrhagic strokes, also known as intracerebral hemorrhages, account for around 13 percent of stroke cases. This type of stroke occurs when an artery in the brain breaks open or leaks blood. As a result, blood builds up in the surrounding tissue, which increases pressure on the brain and leads to a loss of blood to other regions around. Compared to ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes are more common in younger individuals, especially those between 45 and 70 years old. It is important to get immediate medical attention to increase the chance of recovery and reduce the risk of permanent brain damage. [3]

Types of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic strokes can be divided into two main types:

– Intracerebral hemorrhage: This is the most common form. It happens when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, which causes blood to build up in surrounding tissues.

– Subarachnoid hemorrhage: This type is less common. It is characterized by bleeding in the part between the brain and surrounding thin tissues. [4]