Causes sudden and severe headaches?
Causes sudden and severe headaches? Professor Dr. Mustafa Bozbuğa told us about the sudden and severe headaches that may be encountered in every period of our lives and what is one of the main reasons for this, cerebral aneurysms. Sharp pain in head
Head of Brain and Nerve Surgery Department Dr. Mustafa Bozbuğa warned: “en The most severe headache I have experienced in my life, I feel as if a bomb explodes in my head’.
Headache is a condition that almost everyone experiences. However, the sudden and severe pain you are experiencing, not responding to medication, may actually tell you about another underlying disease.
Professor Dr. Mustafa Bozbuğa told us what to know about sudden and severe headaches and cerebral aneurysms which are one of the main reasons that may occur in every period of our lives:
Symptoms of cerebrovascular aneurysms
Sudden onset, very severe and persistent headache is the leading symptom of a severe brain hemorrhage that we call “Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)”. This type of bleeding has very severe consequences; however, the chance of treatment and success rate is timely. Headaches as severe as the person has never experienced before; nuchal rigidity, nausea, vomiting, impaired consciousness, loss of strength, sensory disturbances, speech impairment due to loss of understanding and / or expression, visual disturbances, epilepsy attacks, and many other neurological and non-neurological symptoms and may accompany the finding.
The fact that the clinical picture is so rich depends on the sudden development of the event, the spread of a large volume of blood to the cerebrospinal and nerves with very high pressure, thus affecting the entire nervous system both volumetrically and functionally as a whole.
What is Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage?
“Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” occurs as a result of a tear bleeding of a bubble (aneurysm) in the cerebral artery with a frequency of 80 percent. It is widely accepted that aneurysms are formed by the addition of acquired blood flow-related factors and processes that affect the structure of the vessel wall upon the inherent weakness of the vessel wall; however, the process is not known in all its details. Sharp pain in head
Who is at high risk for a cerebral aneurysm?
Although congenital saccular aneurysms of the cerebral vessel have a congenital onset, these lesions usually occur with SAK (Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage), which is usually between 40-60 years of age and is very severe. However, it can also occur in early age groups and in older age groups at lower rates. In short, although it can be seen in every age group, we can say that the emergence of these lesions intensified in the fifth and sixth decades.
Race and region characteristics are important in the frequency of brain aneurysms; the incidence of aneurysms is high in some societies and families. Therefore, we can say that genetic factors are important. Approximately one-tenth of patients with a brain aneurysm and spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage have familial history; it is known that the clinical presentation of these patients usually occurs at an earlier age and is more severe. Age and gender are also important factors. Although it is seen in all age groups, it is slightly higher in women in the 40-60 age group. Sharp pain in head
Symptoms of brain aneurysms
- Severe and persistent headache
- Loss of force and sense on one side of the body
- Speech disorders
- Gait disorders