What are the conditions that can lead to swelling of the brain?
Swelling of the brain is a very dangerous condition, as the brain can only handle a certain amount of pressure being exerted on it. Additionally, our skulls can a double-edged sword: under normal circumstances, they would help protect the brain from damage, however if the brain ends up swollen, it can end up like a ticking time bomb unless the excess fluid is successfully drained via surgery.
The three types of conditions that can lead to swelling of the brain include:
I’ll discuss each of them in separate pages.