Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAIN BLEEDERS“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Hemorrhagic Stroke
Mnemonic : BRAIN BLEEDERS
B – Blood Thinners: Medications like Warfarin or Aspirin can increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
R – Ruptured Aneurysm: An aneurysm can burst, leading to bleeding in the brain.
A – Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM): An abnormal tangle of blood vessels can predispose to bleeding.
I – Injury: Trauma or head injury can cause bleeding in the brain.
N – Nicotine: Smoking can damage blood vessels and elevate the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
B – Blood Pressure: High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for hemorrhage.
L – Liver Disease: Conditions like cirrhosis can lead to impaired blood clotting.
E – Excessive Alcohol: Heavy alcohol use can increase the risk of bleeding in the brain.
E – Elderly: As we age, the risk of hemorrhagic stroke tends to increase.
D – Defects in Clotting: Coagulation disorders can make bleeding more likely.
E – Environmental Toxins: Exposure to certain toxins can contribute to brain bleeding.
R – Recreational Drugs: The use of illicit drugs can elevate the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
S – Severe Hypertension: Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a brain bleed.
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