What would we do without our brains? Let’s be honest here – we probably wouldn’t exist, in the sense of being aware of stuff and ourselves, despite the illusion that the world is full of brainless people. Heck, it’s my brain that’s writing this now, and it’s your brain reading me. Basically, our two brains are now communicating.
Which is why we need to be aware of how to take better care of our brains and help prevent brain-related diseases or conditions on time. BetterMe have come up with a list of the warning signs for some of the most brain-hating diseases out there. Namely, the villain known as brain tumor. Today, we’ll be looking at what the symptoms are and what to do in order to detect it earlier. And with good luck, prevent it!
See this bad boy? Yeah, it’s us. Or a crucial part of us. We need to protect it!
Here are the 7 most common warning signs of brain tumor:
If you’re experiencing severe headaches, that intensify in the mornings, there is a risk that they can indicate some kind of overgrowth in the brain. Consult a doctor immediately.
Convulsions, also known as seizures are defined as the involuntary motions of the muscles. These, in turn, happen due to anomalous electrical activity in the brain. It can manifest itself as just single muscle spasms, or a twitch here and there. But in the worse cases, it can make a person faint and lose consciousness.
3. Vision problems
Experiencing poor peripheral vision or awareness, blurred vision or double vision are all symptoms of possible brain tumor.
4. Impaired mental functions
Having difficulty remembering things? Lacking focus and concentration? It’s just another set of symptoms.
5. Vomiting and feeling nauseous
This symptom usually takes place in the mornings and is accompanied by a feeling of lightheadedness and dizziness. Usually, those affected by a brain tumor say that even if they vomited, they felt no relief.
6. Losing balance
Some types of tumors, either benign or malign, can put pressure on the cerebellum – which regulates the sense of balance and coordination.
7. Paresthesia and other sensory symptoms
A brain tumor may cause sensations of tingling on the skin, numbness in certain areas and other types of unusual feelings in your body.
In any case, if you experience any of the symptoms above, please visit a doctor and consult with them! In this day and age, we are much too prone to self-diagnosing, which can actually worsen our health. So, let’s take better care of our bodies and minds, all of us.
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.