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Can intracranial hemorrhage be prevented?

Practicing safety measures, such as wearing seatbelts in the car or head protection when riding motorcycles and bicycles, can help prevent or lessen the head injuries that cause intracranial hemorrhage. Protect young children by "child-proofing" the home using padding on sharp corners and installing gates on stairways. Make certain you install and properly use car seats. Monitor your children in situations where they might fall, such as on the playground. If you take anticoagulants, including aspirin, avoid activities at high risk for head injuries, as these medications can cause excessive bleeding after a head injury. Control your blood pressure.

The best preventive measure for intracranial hemorrhage is to control high blood pressure with lifestyle changes or medication when needed. Some types of intracranial hemorrhage can be controlled by diagnosing and treating aneurysm.

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