Brain Haemorrhage

A brain haemorrhage is bleeding in or around the brain either as a result of ruptured aneurysm, known as a haemorrhagic stroke, or following a significant blow to the head. This section explains the different types of brain haemorrhage while explaining the long-term effects it can cause.

Types and causes of brain haemorrhage

There are four types of haemorrhage, named according to where the bleeding occurs. These are: subdural haemorrhage, extradural haemorrhage, subarachnoid haemorrhage and intracerebral haemorrhage. Subdural and extradural haemorrhages are the most common type after a ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’, and they are a cause of further brain damage that can lead to more long-term effects.

Subarachnoid and intracerebral haemorrhages are more likely to happen spontaneously. Small blood vessels rupture, often causing loss of consciousness and other functional difficulties.

Sometimes a brain haemorrhage can occur after a seemingly minor head injury. Symptoms can develop rapidly or can take a number of weeks to develop, and urgent investigation and treatment is required.

Effects of brain haemorrhage

The long-term effects of a brain haemorrhage depend on the type and location of the bleeding, but as with all brain injuries, every person's recovery is individual.

TherapyMatters has a team of highly skilled and dedicated Specialist Neurological Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists - and we have all had years and years of experience working with people who have had brain haemorrhages. We are able to work with you to identify your key difficulties and to work through a programme of treatment to target these difficulties, and help you on the road to recovery. Please phone us if you would like to discuss this further or if there is anything here that you want to ask questions about or chat about.