16. Nerves

Nerves

Ptosis and headaches are not the only symptoms. You may find yourself feeling weak or numb on only one half of your face or body. This is a telltale sign that something is seriously wrong- usually a clear sign of stroke. Aneurysms can cause strokes in two ways- on the one hand, their bulges can block specific pathways within the brain, making it impossible for blood to get to where it needs to go most. On the other, if the aneurysm leaks or bursts, it could release clots that then block up those pathways, ultimately leading to the same result.

15. Stomach

Stomach

Not all of the symptoms of a brain aneurysm happen in the brain. Gastrointestinal issues are a sign that you’re likely to overlook. The pressure brought on by a brain aneurysm can contribute to sudden bouts of nausea or vomiting, believe it or not. Such symptoms come as a result of the bleeding and the headache upstairs. Along with nausea, there are some other common symptoms you might expect to see when it comes to stomachaches and headaches: dizziness and sensitivity to light, or a stiff neck. In some cases, you may find yourself a victim of diarrhea as well.

14. Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Because strokes and brain aneurysms are very serious, timing is of the essence. Knowing the warning signs can certainly make the difference between life and death. However, being aware of the signs can only do so much good; it is better to understand the risk factors before an issue arises, and if possible, to make the appropriate lifestyle changes to avoid becoming a statistic. There are a number of risk factors that increase the odds of experiencing a brain aneurysm: controlling these factors can improve not only your likelihood of avoiding an aneurysm but also your overall quality of life.

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