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The dangers of the brain aneurysm
Aneurysms can hide without symptoms, but screening can save lives.
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A brain aneurysm (AN-yoo-riz-um) is a bulge or swelling in a blood vessel in the brain. It often looks like a berry hanging from a pole.
- A brain aneurysm can leak or rupture and cause bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Most commonly, a broken brain aneurysm occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissue that covers the brain. This type of hemorrhagic stroke is known as subarachnoid hemorrhage.
- A ruptured aneurysm is quickly fatal and requires immediate medical attention.
- However, most brain aneurysms do not rupture, cause health problems, or cause symptoms. Such aneurysms are often discovered when testing for other conditions.
- Treatment for an intact brain aneurysm may be appropriate in some cases and prevent rupture in the future. Talk to your caregiver to make sure you understand the best options for your specific needs.Brain aneurysm Treatment Khammam
A sudden, severe headache is the key symptom of a ruptured aneurysm. These headaches are often referred to as “the worst headache” ever.Brain aneurysm Treatment Khammam
Common signs and symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm include:
- Sudden and extremely severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred or double vision
- Epileptic crisis
- A droopy eyelid
The causes of the brain aneurysm are unknown, but a number of factors can increase your risk.
A number of factors can contribute to a weak arterial wall and increase the risk of a brain aneurysm or rupture. Brain aneurysms are more common in adults than in children and more common in women than men.Brain aneurysm Treatment Khammam
Some of these risk factors develop over time; others are present at birth.
Risk factors that change over time
- Older age
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Substance abuse, especially cocaine use
- Heavy consumption of alcohol.Brain aneurysm Treatment Khammam