A Subarachnoid Haemorrhage occurs suddenly without any warning. The headache is very frightening for the person experiencing the headache but also for the friends and family.
A Subarachnoid Haemorrhage affects 10-16 people per 100,00 people each year in the UK. This equates to about 8,500 people per year in the UK.
This is and can be a life threatening and does occur without warning. The common age for a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage is 40-65 and is rare in children. However if you are outside this demographic it does not mean this cannot happen to you.
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage means a leakage of blood that occurs over the surface of the brain. In a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, blood ruptures into the Subarachnoid space and the fluid contained within it.
Very sudden headache, often described as feeling like you have been hit over the back of the head. The headache persists and can often be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and a stiff neck. In some cases the patient may collapse, seizure and / or loss of consciousness, depending on the severity of the bleed and often people can become disorientated.
We need your help!
We have both been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage can cause and we need your help to raise more awareness about the condition!
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