The Full form of ICH is Intracerebral Hemorrhage. ICH is when blood suddenly bursts into brain tissue, causing damage to your brain. It is caused by bleeding within the brain tissue itself, a life-threatening type of stroke. A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen supply. Symptoms usually appear suddenly during ICH. They include headache, confusion, weakness, and paralysis, particularly on one side of your body. The buildup of blood puts pressure on your brain and interferes with its oxygen supply. This can quickly cause brain and nerve damage. ICH is most commonly caused by arteriovenous malformations, hypertension, or head trauma. Treatment focuses on stopping the bleeding, removing the blood clot (hematoma), and relieving the pressure on the brain. Intracerebral Hemorrhage isn’t as common as ischemic stroke which occurs when a blood vessel to your brain is blocked by a clot, but it’s more serious. Treatment depends on the amount of blood and the extent of brain injury that has occurred. Sometimes, it requires surgery to relieve pressure from the accumulation of blood and to repair damaged blood vessels. Treatment may also include physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Many people have some level of permanent disability.