What is Brain Tumor? What are the causes, symptoms, complications and prevention of Brain Tumor? Information on Brain Tumor.
There are mental changes, such as loss of concentration, irritability, forgetfulness, and lack of interest. The patient has what appears to be ordinary, simple headaches which are slightly painful, dull, and temporary, or he may find them severe and almost unbearable. They should be viewed with suspicion when they are recurrent and persistent. Forceful vomiting may occur without any preceding nausea and without any relation to the food eaten by the patient. Dizziness unrelated to the position of the patient can be a symptom of brain tumor. Convulsive seizures resembling epilepsy are often the first indication of tumor. Blurring or interference with vision, flashing spots before the eyes, double vision, the development of blind spots, and loss of peripheral vision all call for investigation. Temporary or permanent changes in sensation, weakness of an extremity, facial weaknesses, changes in the sense of smell, ringing in the ears, and the sudden onset of deafness are further possible indications of brain tumor.
As the disease progresses, the patient becomes more apathetic and drowsy, and eventually may fall into a coma.
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