Are There Any Guidelines for Hemorrhagic Stroke?

Q:

How to manage hemorrhagic stroke effectively?

A:

Intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke can be very dangerous without effective management. Hemorrhagic stroke needs emergent medical care. What’s more, this disease needs a long-term nursing care plan. In addition to the stroke symptoms, there will be a lot of complications accompanied with stroke. Possible complications include:

  • Blood clots
  • Difficulty swallowing or talking
  • Pneumonia
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Memory loss or thinking difficulties
  • Pain
  • Emotional problems
  • Brain swelling
  • Depression

You should remember that only 15 percent of all strokes are hemorrhagic, but they are responsible for about 40% of deaths. Immediate treatment can be the difference between life and death. Emergency treatment focuses on controlling the bleeding as well as reducing the pressure in the brain.

First of all, taking blood thinners or similar drugs may be given medicine to help counteract their effects. Doctors often prescribe drugs to lower blood pressure and pressure in the brain, thus preventing blood vessels from tightening and seizures. Once bleeding has stopped, surgery may be an option to help prevent a hemorrhage from happening again. More importantly, surgery can also repair blood vessel abnormalities associated with hemorrhagic strokes. An aneurysm may be repaired with surgery.

Once a person is out of immediate danger, rehabilitation should be used, aiming at helping regain strength, recover as much function as possible, and return to independent living. The doctor will design a rehabilitation for each patient. They will take into account the patient’s age, overall health, and the degree of disability from the stroke.

Other treatments include speech, physical, and occupational therapy.

Preventing the stroke from reoccurring is also important. 1in 4 strokes each year are recurrent. People at higher risk of having stroke again are mostly smokers. Some other factors include high blood pressure or high cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight, a family history of stroke, heart disease or disorder. The recommended preventing measures include exercising, avoiding tobacco products, staying within a healthy weight, making heart-healthy eating choices and managing stress properly.

 

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