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can a brain aneurysm be caused by daily stress?

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Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: An existing brain aneurysm can rupture theoretically from stress, if stress leads to high blood pressure.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014
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Dr. Shawn Sarin
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: Though there are many factors in the causes of brain aneurysms, it is unlikely that daily stress contributes to the formation of these aneurysms. That being said, hypertension, which can be exacerbated by stress, does play a role in aneurysm pathology, and rupture.
Answered on Nov 20, 2015
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Brain aneurysms have a variety of causes but stress is typically not one of them. Smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing aneurysms.
Answered on Dec 22, 2015

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