What is cerebral compression?

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Cerebral compression or compression of brain is a very serious health problem in which there is build up of excessive pressure on the brain. This kind of pressure can be caused by several conditions such as accumulation of blood within brain, swelling of brain tissues due to injury, or a tumour. Many times such pressure builds up following a head injury. It may also follow occurrences such as stroke or brain infection.

Whenever a person has received injury on head, it is advisable to watch out for possibility of build up of cerebral pressure. A case of brain compression can be recognized by deteriorating level of response. Some symptoms associated with brain compression are:

  • drowsiness,
  • intense headache,
  • noisy breathing becoming slow,
  • slow, yet strong pulse,
  • unequal pupil size, and
  • weakness or paralysis down one side of body.

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