13 Warning Signs Of Brain Tumor And Treatment Options You Can Consider


A brain tumor is an abnormal cell that appears in the brain. It poses serious threat to your brain because of its position. c90860b765d04bf6a981e54a94d30ae2?quality=uhq&resize=720The brain is located in the skull. The skull has limited space to protect the brain when a tumor begins to grow in that little space it presses against the brain causing serious problems.e652f3c5072f4bfbaaa61cbe07e8db3a?quality=uhq&resize=720

When it comes to the type of tumor, not all tumors are dangerous. Some might be cancerous while others non-cancerous. However, because of its position, both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors can cause brain damage.1961cd8e9bbc4fbcb896ac0470ce64ee?quality=uhq&resize=720

Having a family history of brain tumor puts you at a greater risk of developing brain tumor. Age, exposure to radiation and chemicals also play roles in increasing your chances of developing brain tumor.6edaeb07744c4cd6b8bf71967c842ea5?quality=uhq&resize=720

Like any other ailment, brain tumor has some notable symptoms. These include;

1.      Headaches

Headaches are the most common symptom of brain tumors. Keep in mind that not every headache is caused by a tumor in your brain. However, you should be concerned when the headache does not go away despite taking medications. Another warning sign is if you feel like throwing up whenever you get these headaches. Headaches that disrupt your sleep or become worse when you lay down are warning signs of a brain tumor. If you feel headaches when you wake up from sleep, after physical activity or after sneezing then you should seek for medical attention as soon as you can.c8c4ac8a8b894d198d9403881296dcd5?quality=uhq&resize=720

2.      Loss of motor function

The brain controls the activities of the body, this includes motor activities such as sitting, standing and other activities that require movement. When a tumor presses against the surface of the brain, it can badly affect your coordination and motor ability. This can result in difficulty in walking or raising your hand. It can also affect your ability to speak and make meaningful sentences.09747eeaeec84ae8854c1464b5235f43?quality=uhq&resize=720

3.      Seizures

Seizures can be severe and lead to unconsciousness. However, not all seizures result in fainting. Some overlooked symptoms of seizures include inability to speak properly and a tingling sensation in your arms and legs.0fea5769b66449d49ebb902895abce65?quality=uhq&resize=720

Other symptoms of brain tumor include;

4.      Loss of memory

5.      Dizziness

6.      Abrupt change in mood and personality

7.      Loss of bowel and bladder control

8.      Vomiting

9.      Blurred vision

10.  Weakness of the limbs or face

11.  Hand tremors

12.  Drowsiness

13.  Difficulty in reading and writing0c5c645a42d148fcb0dfbcff852f20ad?quality=uhq&resize=720

The best way to determine if you have brain tumors is by going for proper medical checkup. The doctor can do a physical checkup which includes checking your memory, muscle strength and coordination. After the physical examination some tests will be carried out. These tests could include; CT scan, biopsy, skull x-ray and an MRI scan of the head.8c3ea87be5fd4043b20310a79e11912b?quality=uhq&resize=720

Treatment of brain tumors largely depends on its size, location and type. Your general health condition also plays a major role in determining the best treatment option. The most common treatment for brain tumor is surgery. The surgery has to be done carefully to avoid causing damage to the brain and nervous system.a447973c870545c1bda9f6c5b78737fd?quality=uhq&resize=720

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