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Aneurysm – A Silent Killer? Be Aware.

Often there are no symptoms, but a ruptured aneurysm can lead to fatal complications, leading to life-threatening internal bleeding or even worse, death. The recent passing of a former child star, Isabel Granada, brought the public an interest to know more about aneurysm and its causes. Let’s take a closer look on how this disease that doesn’t usually show signs can be potentially fatal.

It’s not just the brain

An aneurysm occurs when an artery’s wall weakens and causes an abnormally large bulge. This bulge can rupture and cause internal bleeding. Brain aneurysm is the most common, but did you know that it can also occur in other parts of your body?

  • Aorta
  • Legs
  • Spleen


Are you at risk?

  • With a diet high in fats and cholesterol
  • With a family history of heart conditions, including heart disease and heart attack
  • Smokers
  • Obese
  • Pregnant, which may make increase your risk of having an aneurysm of the spleen


Know the signs

Signs vary with each type and location. It’s important to know that aneurysms that occur in the body or brain generally don’t present signs or symptoms until they rupture.

Aneurysms that occur near the surface of the body may show signs of swelling and pain. A large mass may also develop. The symptoms of ruptured aneurysms anywhere in the body can include:

  • Sudden, severe headache that is different from the past
  • Increased heart rate
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Seizures


What can you do?

  • Control Blood Pressure
  • Eat Healthy Food
  • Regular Exercise
  • Quit Smoking
  • Annual Medical Check Ups
  • Manage Stress


DISCLAIMER: Ask your doctor what type and amount of exercise is safe for you. If aerobic activity is safe, try to do activities that raise your heart rate. Exercise for at least 30 minutes on most, preferably all, days of the week. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Unflush Digital Media disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. Sources: www.healthline.com | www.webmd.com | www.mayoclinic.org

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