An aneurysm is defined as an abnormal blood-filled bulge of a blood vessel, especially an artery which results from weakening (as from disease) of the vessel wall.
One should never be ignorant about this because of any time that it may rupture, it is fatal. You should be aware all of these warning signs to prevent, diagnose and treat appropriately of such. In an article from WebMD, the following are common signs and symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm:
- Blurred or double vision
- Drooping eyelid
- Sensitivity to light
- Sudden, extremely severe headache
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
The signs and symptoms mentioned above pertain to a ruptured aneurysm. If it did not, here are the warning signs that an aneurysm is still present in your body:
- Numbness of only one side of the face
- Pain above or behind one eye
- Double vision or change in vision
- Dilated pupil
Watch out for these signs and symptoms and have yourself screened especially if you have a medical family history of having aneurysms.
Keep in mind the fact that unruptured aneurysms are still a problem even if it is asymptomatic. It affects 5-10% of the world population. Although it is quite a percentage for such, aneurysms are considered rare.
having such could be due to genetics, and it has been passed on to you from your previous generations. An increased risk of having aneurysm may also be because of having an underlying medical condition such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and polycystic kidney disease.
A change in lifestyle such as declining yourself from taking in too much of a high-fat diet and also smoking will help you prevent from having an increased risk of aneurysms. Value life and try to be more cautious and lead a life to a healthy lifestyle.
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