Aneurysm Risks

Are you familiar with the term aneurysm? It refers to a bulge in a blood vessel. This might not seem like a big deal at first, but aneurysms can be serious, brain aneurysms especially.  They can lead to other issues, including stroke, or hemorrhaging, both of which can easily become life-threatening. For that reason, it’s important to pay attention to the warning signs of an aneurysm. If you make yourself familiar with the symptoms, it could very well mean the difference between life and death. If you think you have a brain aneurysm, speak to a medical professional immediately.

Head

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No one likes headaches, certainly, but most people also discount them from being serious, aside from maybe migraines. They are, however, sometimes the indication of a serious problem, including aneurysms. Different types of headaches come with different symptoms and result from different problems. Aneurysms are no exception here. Generally, aneurysms cause significantly powerful headaches, ones that hurt much worse than other head pains. This pain is so intense because blood is bursting from a blood vessel, and it is leaking onto the outer layers of the brain. This pain tends to come on rather quickly, and it is incredibly powerful.

Vision

Have you ever had a headache so bad that it messed with your vision? Chances are, an aneurysm will contribute to that. When an aneurysm occurs, even before it bursts, it begins to put pressure on everything around it. This is part of the headache, and it can also cause eye trouble because the increasing girth comes into contact with the nerves of the eye. This will lead to problems with your vision and eyelids, otherwise known as ptosis. While there are a number of conditions associated with ptosis, almost all of them are serious, involve nerve interference or damage.