Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Janine Acero
Other reasons for an increase in pressure in the skull include:
The swelling puts pressure on brain tissues (referred to as increased intracranial pressure), causing the tissue to be forced away from its normal position.
A brain herniation is a medical emergency and is often fatal if not treated immediately.
A brain herniation is a serious emergency that requires urgent medical attention. Some of the symptoms include:
People with blood vessel problems, such as an aneurysm, are at a higher risk of having a brain herniation.
Any activity or lifestyle choice that puts you at risk for a head injury can also increases your risk of brain herniation.
People with brain tumors or blood vessel problems, such as an aneurysm, are at a higher risk of having a brain herniation.
If not treated right away, the movement of brain tissue can impair vital structures in the body.
Complications of brain herniation include:
The following food items are known to support overall brain health:
Your brain also needs other nutrients for optimal functioning. These include:
Treatment is aimed at relieving the swelling and pressure inside the brain that is causing the brain to swell. To reduce swelling and pressure, treatment may involve:
While the cause of the brain herniation is being addressed, the person being treated may also receive:
In addition, a person with a brain herniation will require close monitoring through tests such as:
A brain herniation, or cerebral herniation, is typically the result of swelling in the brain. The swelling may be the result of a head injury, stroke, hemorrhage, or brain tumor.
The swelling puts pressure on brain tissues, causing the tissue to be moved from its original position.
A brain herniation is considered a medical emergency and is fatal if not treated immediately.
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