Are you suffering from frequent headaches, nausea, blurred vision or difficulty in balancing yourself? Do not ignore these symptoms, as these might be the onset of an underlying condition as serious as brain tumour.
Brain tumour is a mass or abnormal cell growth that occurs in
your brain. Generally, there are two common types of brain tumour
known as cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).
In both the cases, it leads to the damage of brain cells, which sometimes turns to be fatal too.
The major issue with brain tumour is that there is no specific cause for it, only a few researches have ascertained certain risk factors for it.
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Brain tumour can affect any age group; however, the risk increases with age. Meanwhile, there are a few cases that are hereditary and some are acquired with a continuous exposure to certain chemicals and radiations.
Many of them would not even know that they are suffering from brain tumour, as they do not show any signs or symptoms.
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Only when the tumour grows larger and their health tends to fail miserably, they go in for a check-up and get it diagnosed.
On this World Brain Tumour Day, Boldsky brings to you a list of 10 common symptoms of brain tumour that one needs to know about. Have a look:
Headache is one of the most common symptoms of brain tumour. Headaches most commonly occuring in the mornings, which become more frequent and severe in nature are the symptoms that need to be checked.
2. Nausea And Vomiting:
Like headaches, feelings such as nausea, especially in the morning, can be symptoms of brain tumour. It gets worse, especially when one changes his/her position.
3. Vision Problem:
For those who have tumour around the occipital lobe, they tend to experience vision-related problems. Their vision gets blurred and they find difficulty in identifying objects and colours.
4. Loss Of Sensation:
When a person has tumour in the parietal lobe of the brain, they tend to lose the sensation and movement around their arms and legs, as the tumour affects the nerves.
5. Difficulty In Balancing:
Once a person develops tumour, it becomes difficult for them to balance their body, as the tumour in the cerebellum affects their movement.
6. Speech Difficulties:
When tumour is around the temporal lobe, it affects the speech among the victims of brain tumour. Thus, they find difficulty in speaking.
7. Confusion In Everyday Matters:
The presence of a brain tumour in the parietal lobe causes difficulty in understanding the various sensations, and hence this leads to confusion in their everyday routine activities.
8. Personality Or Behavioural Changes:
For those whose tumour is located in the frontal lobe, they will have difficulty in controlling their behaviour and will have a problem in learning new information.
Seizures or fits are one of the most common symptoms of brain tumour. When such people get fits, they will tend to lose their consciousness.
10. Hearing Problems:
For those having tumour in the temporal lobe of the brain, they will tend to find difficulty in hearing or can face a possible hearing loss.