It is imperative that we take care of our health, and this includes knowing the symptoms of different diseases to react at any time of emergency.
The brain is one of the essential organs, and we should always take active care of it. Let us start from the beginning; the cerebral aneurysm is an abnormal widening, a bulge or dilation of an artery in the brain. Their size is variable, and they can be quite small.
One of the most prominent aspects of these pathologies is that there is no noticeable sign of the symptoms until they reach significant sizes. Or when they begin to shed blood to the brain, or they break.
Many factors can contribute to the appearance of this pathology. Cerebral aneurysms tend to be frequent in adults and uncommon in children and adolescents; in turn, they are more common in women than in men. Many of the risk factors develop over time, although it is true that some are innate.
The main risk factors that can lead to this are:
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Drug abuse (primarily cocaine)
- Certain diseases like hypertension
- Facilitative history or infections in the central nervous system or brain
- Old age
So, aneurysms are usually asymptomatic; they only manifest when they get large, filter blood or break, causing:
- Sudden and severe headaches
- Stiff neck
- Sudden loss of consciousness
In case the aneurysm presses the nerves of the brain, it can cause:
- Droopy eyelid
- Double vision
- Dilated pupils
- Pain above or behind the eye
- Numbness or weakness of one side of the face or body
Several tests such as angiography or CT are used to diagnose cerebral aneurysms. Aneurysm is risky, that is the reason we must be cautious.
In these cases, time is our best ally, go immediately to the doctor.
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