What are the symptoms of Brain Tumors?
The abnormal and uncontrolled growth of the brain tissues leads to tumors that may be cancerous or non-cancerous. These tumors affects functioning of the brain, which depends on the size and location of the tumor and also its type. Primary tumors are those which originate within the brain cells while secondary tumors are those which have been spread from any other cancerous part of the body. Early detection and proper treatment is a key to good prognosis.
Here are signs and symptoms caused by brain tumors explained by the best neurosurgeon in India Dr. Kalyan Bommakanti:
- Frequent headaches:
Headaches that maybe intense in the morning or may get worse at night.
General fatigue and restlessness may follow throughout the day without any known cause.
Gut problems may occur causing nausea frequently.
Severe or mild vomiting may be seen.
- Balance and coordination disturbance:
Body may seem to lose control over balance and coordination.
- Visual defects:
The eyes are a common target for brain tumors. Partial or severe visual field loss is noted.
- Sensational loss:
Complete or partial loss of sensations in the arms or legs.
- Hand tremors:
Tremors in hands which may be resting or intentional are a common symptom.
- Generalized weakness:
Overall body aches and weakness may be experienced.
- Speech difficulties:
Difficulty in speech is seen when the respective part of the brain is affected.
- Behavioral changes:
Sudden mood swings and irritability can be seen.
People who didn’t experience seizures before may experience in this time period.
- Hearing loss:
Temporary and partial or severe loss of hearing is one of the common symptoms.
- Memory issues:
The changes in brain leads to a major deficit in memory.
The person may seem confused and may be unable to make decisions as before.
- Bladder or bowel control problems:
The incontinence of bladder and bowel is also a symptom of brain tumors. In extreme cases, there may be loss of control of these systems.