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Subarachnoid haemorrhage

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Introduction
Find everything you need to know about Subarachnoid Haemorrhage including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
Symptoms of subarachnoid haemorrhage
Symptoms of a subarachnoid haemorrhage include: a sudden and severe headache - it has been described as a ‘thunderclap headache’, similar to a sudden hit
Causes of subarachnoid haemorrhage
Like all of the body's organs, the brain needs blood to provide it with oxygen and other essential nutrients. Our circulation system is made up of arteries and
Diagnosing subarachnoid haemorrhage
If you develop symptoms associated with a subarachnoid haemorrhage, such as a sudden severe headache, you will be admitted to hospital for further testing.
Treating subarachnoid haemorrhage
If you are diagnosed with subarachnoid haemorrhage (or a diagnosis is strongly suspected) you are likely to be transferred to a neurosciences unit, where a range of equipment and treatments can be used to support many of the body's vital functions, such as breathing, blood pressure and circulation.
Complications of subarachnoid haemorrhage
A potentially serious early complication of a subarachnoid haemorrhage is that the aneurysm begins bleeding again
Recovering from subarachnoid haemorrhage
The amount of time it will take you to recover from a subarachnoid haemorrhage will depend on the severity of the haemorrhage.The location of the haemorrhage
Preventing subarachnoid haemorrhage
The risks of an aneurysm causing a haemorrhage in the general population is extremely low, so testing or screening for them is not routinely carried
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