Arteriovenous malformation is what the letters AVM stands for. An AVM is a tangle of poorly formed and abnormal veins and arteries (blood vessels). An AVM has a higher rate of bleeding than normal blood vessels.
A brain AVM is when this occurs in your brain. It is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries in your brain that disrupts the normal flow of blood between these blood vessels.
Fortunately, a brain AVM is extremely rare. They happen in less than 1% of the general population of the United States.
Researchers believe that a brain AVM takes place during the development of a baby inside its mother’s womb. However, researchers do not know why this happens to some babies but not others.
There are risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having a brain AVM. Anyone can be born with a brain AVM, but boys are more likely to have one than girls. Signs and symptoms are more likely to happen before the age of 50. This is because a brain AVM tends to stay stable once you reach middle age. Pregnancy may begin or cause signs and symptoms to get worse in women because there is an increase in blood volume and flow during this time.
A brain AVM many times does not cause any signs or symptoms until it ruptures, and there is hemorrhage (bleeding) in your brain. There are several signs and symptoms that may be an indication that you have a brain AVM. Some of these are:
- Loss of consciousness or collapse
- Sudden onset of a severe headache
- Some type of motor paralysis
- Sensory disturbance
- A pulsing noise in your head
- Severe unsteadiness
- A whooshing sound that can be heard when your skull is examined with a stethoscope
- Numbness or weakness that is progressive
- Problems with your speech
- An inability to understand others.
You or a loved one may have a brain AVM. This malformation and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be why you or your loved one is disabled. A brain AVM may be why you are not able to work.
If this is your situation, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may have decided to apply for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits. In fact, you may have already done this and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
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