Learn What Aneurysm And Ways To Avoid It
On November 4, 2017, the whole country was shocked by the news that veteran actress Isabel Granada has passed away, a week after she passed away at a fan meet and greet in Doha, Qatar.
The actress died of a brain hemorrage as a result of a brain aneurysm.
This news is sad, but it is also the right time to educate the Filipino people about aneurysms.
What exactly is an aneurysm?
An aneurysm is the narrowing of blood vessels and the sudden swelling of weak veins in the body that carry blood from the heart.
If the aneurysm continues, the vein will continue to swell and thin, which may cause its rupture. When a brain aneurysm ruptures, blood in the vein leaks into the brain which can accumulate and clot in the brain causing the stroke.
Causes of aneurysm
Many can cause an aneurysm. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. It can also cause nerve thickening due to cholesterol caused by aging.
An aneurysm can also be inherited from parents or a birth defect. People with parents or family members who have had a brain aneurysm have a higher chance of experiencing it as well.
It can also be the result of overeating and consumption of fatty foods that lead to an increase in fat in the roots.
An aneurysm usually has no visible symptoms. However, people who have it often experience headaches. They also often experience neck pain and dizziness.
When the vein ruptures, the person may experience severe head and neck pain, sudden increase in blood pressure, dizziness and vomiting, seizures, and coma.
An aneurysm is considered a medical emergency because the rapid spread of blood to the brain can cause a stroke or comatose in the patient. People who experience symptoms of aneurysm should be rushed to the hospital immediately.
Who is affected by it
An aneurysm is most commonly seen in people aged 30-60 years, but is currently also seen in people of low age. Women are more likely to have an aneurysm than men.
This disease is also common in people with hypertension, high blood pressure, and smokers.
How to avoid it
Avoid vices. Brain aneurysm can be prevented by avoiding vices such as frequent and excessive drinking of beer, drug use, and smoking. They cause an increase in the body's blood pressure which causes swelling and possibly rupture of the vein.
Eat healthy and wholesome food. Excessive intake of fatty foods can lead to an increase in body fat and in the arteries. Make it a habit to eat nutritious foods such as vegetables and fish.
Take the medicine at the right time and way. If you already have diseases such as high blood pressure and hypertension, make it a habit to take your medications at the right time. Do not miss every drink and be sure to follow the advice of doctors.
Exercise. Having an active lifestyle can help not only prevent an aneurysm but also various diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, and hypertension.
Take care of your body. There is no better way to prevent an aneurysm than to take care of your body. Make it a habit to drink enough water every day, go to bed at the right time, and avoid waking up and getting too tired.
An aneurysm is not a joke. If you or anyone you know is experiencing symptoms of an aneurysm, please do not wait for it to get worse and see a doctor right away.
How to Avoid an Aneurysm
An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of the wall of that blood vessel, which results in the weakening of the wall of that blood vessel. An aneurysms can occur in any medium
An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of the wall of a blood vessel, caused by weakening of the wall of that blood vessel. An aneurysms can occur in any blood vessel, but the most dangerous are those that make up the aorta or brain artery. Half of cases of aneurysms where there is rupture of vessels can result in death. An aneurysms are often difficult to detect until the moment of their rupture. These are also pathological events that are difficult to avoid, but there are steps you can take that will help prevent the onset of an aneurysm, or prevent rupture when one is noticed. This article will teach you what these steps are.
Part 1 of 3: Getting a Diagnosis
Find out your family history. If at least two members of your family have had an aneurysm recently or in the past, chances are good you will have one as well. In cases of genetic predisposition, doctors recommend that the patient undergo diagnostic tests every five years.
Most aneurysms are found only after their rupture or bleeding, when they have become medical emergencies or with imaging findings made in the brain for other purposes. Because the condition is difficult to diagnose, most doctors do not recommend investigative tests for unexplained aneurysms, unless the patient has symptoms or fits the risk group profile.
Find out the symptoms of an aneurysm. Eye pain, particularly affecting the back of the eye, as well as blurred vision and swelling in the face are symptoms that suggest immediate medical attention.
Learn the different types of tests for the diagnosis of an aneurysm. The doctor can order many types of diagnostic tests, so it is useful to inform about possible tests that you may undergo. Generally, tests include:
Computed Tomography (CT). This is a special type of X-ray commonly used to detect bleeding. The device produces images that represent a section or cut of the brain and may be involved in the intravenous administration of a contrast, which is used to highlight the blood in the captured images.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This test typically uses a combination of radiographs that interact within a magnetic field to produce a detailed 2D or 3D image of the brain. This test may also involve intravenous contrast management.
Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid. Also known as "lumbar puncture", this test is used in cases where bleeding has not been proven by other tests. Despite the frightening name, most patients do not experience much discomfort during or after its completion.
Cerebral angiography. In this test, a thin catheter is inserted into the groin area and carried into the brain through the arteries, to inject a contrast agent to monitor blood flow and check for bleeding. This is the most invasive test and is used only when others cannot show anything.