Brain Aneurysm: Symptoms And Risk Factors Before, During, And After It Occurs
February 6, 2018
A brain aneurysm is a widening of the wall of one of the brain's arteries. Said widening is caused by weakness in the tissue of that wall, which causes it to bulge. The biggest risk of this condition is the possibility of this weakened tissue breaking, causing a hemorrhage in the brain.
One of the biggest problems with this condition is that it can occur without any warning symptoms or any associated conditions. Some studies show that approximately 5% of the population may have an aneurysm without knowing that they have it.
The ideal situation, obviously, would be to find the aneurysm before it ruptures. However, there are several symptoms which may appear before, while blood is being filtered and before the rupture.