Explainer: What are the types and symptoms of aneurysm?

Explainer: What are the types and symptoms of aneurysm?

An aneurysm can occur to anyone and sometimes it happens unexpectedly without any warning. There are times that the cause of it may be unknown, but there are symptoms that can still be observed.

However, there are instances that a ruptured aneurysm can be dangerous to a person and it can reduce the blood flow to the brain, hydrocephalus, coma, and brain damage, according to WebMD.

What is aneurysm?

KAMI learned that aneurysm happens when an artery wall or blood vessel weakens causing it to balloon or enlarge. In an article by the American Heart Association, aneurysm may be congenital or it can run in the family. Aortic disease or other brain injuries can also cause aneurysm.

When it erupts, the blood will flow and can damage the brain. This is when hemorrhagic stroke occurs.

What are the types of aneurysm?

Aortic aneurysm – This occurs in the major artery from the heart

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Cerebral aneurysm – This happens in the brain

How to diagnose aneurysm?

CT Scan – Going through CT scan can capture images of the brain

MRI – Through this, the magnetic field and radio waves can help create a detailed image of the brain and the blood vessels

Angiogram – This is considered as the best way to detect aneurysm for it shows the weak spots in the blood vessels

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How to lower the risk of aneurysm?

Although aneurysm does not always show symptoms, there are still ways to prevent it from happening like managing stress, quitting cigarettes, getting regular exercise, eating healthy food, and managing high blood pressure.

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