A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. It’s caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. This bleeding kills brain cells.
The Greek root for blood is hemo. Hemorrhage literally means “blood bursting forth.” Brain hemorrhages are also called cerebral hemorrhages, intracranial hemorrhages, or intracerebral hemorrhages. They account for about 13% of strokes.
There are several risk factors and causes of brain hemorrhages. The most common include:
A brain haemorrhage can result in a variety of symptoms. Sudden tingling, numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg may be among these symptoms. Most frequently, this will only happen on one side of the body.