A woman has stopped smoking. Now her eyesight is poor and she suffers from headaches – which has to do with a new habit.
Recorded by Astrid Viciano
The woman, in her late 40s, came to our clinic as an emergency and complained of an extreme headache that had suddenly appeared. Experts speak of a thunderclap headache. In the emergency room, she appeared slightly dazed and confused, and her vision was very blurry. Alarmed, the colleagues immediately had a computer tomogram of the brain made. They feared that there had been a hemorrhage between the middle and inner meninges, a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Or that a blood vessel in the brain had ruptured.
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