What Is a Brain Bleed?

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A brain bleed, more commonly known as a brain hemorrhage, is localized bleeding that occurs from an artery bursting in the brain. A brain bleed is considered a type of stroke and is responsible for approximately 13 percent of all strokes, reports WebMD.

Another specific condition involving brain bleeding is a subdural hematoma. This condition results from bleeding between the brain cover and the brain, according to BrainLine. Brain bleeds result from a variety of causes, reports WebMD, including head traumas, aneurysms, high blood pressure, blood disorders, amyloid angioplasty, liver disease and brain tumors. Since brain bleeding is not visible, signals of brain bleeds include an immediate severe headache, difficulty speaking or swallowing, loss of coordination, loss of balance or loss of consciousness.