Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

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.

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.

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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!

Please sign our petition to help introduce a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and donate to our Just Giving Page to help raise important funds for research into Subarachnoid Haemorrhage at Southampton’s Neurological Hospital.


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