What is Cerebral Edema?
Cerebral edema is a medical condition in which the brain swells due to an accumulation of fluid. This swelling can cause increased intracranial pressure, leading to a variety of symptoms including headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and seizures. In severe cases, it can lead to coma and death.
Who Dies From Cerebral Edema?
Anyone can die from cerebral edema if the swelling is not treated quickly and effectively. It is most common in people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney failure, or liver disease. People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or stroke are also at risk for developing cerebral edema. In some cases, the cause of the edema may be unknown.
If left untreated, cerebral edema can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce swelling and relieve pressure on the brain. Surgery may also be necessary in some cases to remove excess fluid or reduce pressure on the brain.