One of the largest and complex organs in the human body is the brain. This central unit of the nervous system controls activities such as breathing, movement, and all sensory perceptions. And, like it develops in most other organs in the body, abnormal growths or tumors can occur in the brain too. Brain tumors can be benign or malignant and could originate in the brain as a primary tumor or spread to the brain from other parts of the body as a secondary or metastatic tumor.
With the presence of a brain tumor, the human body exhibits signs of disturbance with changes in its smooth functioning. However, early symptoms of brain tumor can be easily missed because they are common and may not be prominent enough to seek medical attention. Also, brain tumor early symptoms can be different for every individual, and the symptoms of this illness depend entirely on the tumor’s size, its location in the brain and the rate at which it grows. This is because different parts of the brain regulate different functions in the body and depending on which part of the brain is affected, the symptoms of a brain tumor vary.
List of commonly noticed early symptoms of brain tumor.
A headache: Headaches occur frequently and may be severe. The intensity of a headache could be directly proportional to the amount of exertion happening in the normal course of everyday chores. The pattern of headaches could differ, and might not be mitigated by general headache remedies.
Nausea: Nausea or sickness in the stomach, and vomiting that is caused by unknown factors.
Changes in sensory faculties: Alterations can be felt in the ability of the senses to see, smell, speak, hear, or swallow. The occurrence of noises in the ear or blurry vision could be one of the early symptoms of brain tumor.
Seizures: The brief loss of sensation and control in either the face, limbs or the whole body, or convulsions – a sudden, involuntary jerky movement of the muscles that could be just a single motion or a series of multiple spasms. Loss of awareness, either partially or totally, is also possible.
Memory issues: Feeling confused and the inability to remember things are common, as are behavioral changes, and fatigue.
It is important to consult your doctor when any of these brain tun symptoms arise and allow them to advise you correctly based on physical exams and diagnostic tests.