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What are subdural and epidural hemorrhage?

Subdural and epidural hemorrhage are types of intracranial hemorrhage that result when blood leakage -- either traumatic and brisk (epidural) or insidious and slow (subdural) -- from broken vessels enters the space above or below the dura mater (the outermost membrane covering the brain).

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How do medications treat intracranial hemorrhage?
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Individuals recovering from intracranial hemorrhage may be given diuretics. These help reduce swelli...
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Are there alternative treatments for intracranial hemorrhage?
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There are no known alternative treatments for intracranial hemorrhage. However, some individuals rec...
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How does intracranial hemorrhage affect the body?
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Intracranial hemorrhage occurs when one or more blood vessels in the brain break, and blood pools be...
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Can intracranial hemorrhage be prevented?
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The best preventive measure for intracranial hemorrhage is to control high blood pressure with lifes...
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