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A 53-year-old female asked:

Have to wait months for brain ct angio & surgery for brain aneurysm (8mm) if i rest more will it reduce it bursting? plus take valium, thanks

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 33 years experience
Be careful: No smoking. Control high blood pressure. No heavy lifting. See brainaneurysm.Com for info.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
undefined 51 years experience
Aneurysm: If you are actively exercising and having stress, your blood pressure will physiologically rise. Higher blood pressure especially pulse pressure increases radial wall stress in blood vessels. This can increase your chances of rupturing the aneurysm. While you needn't become a vegetable, neither should you be exercising vigorously or experiencing lots of stress.

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