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Are There Any Brain Aneurysm Risk Factors
Sudden & severe: Headache that is sudden and severe can indicate a leak from a brain aneurysm. If previously undiagnosed such headaches need immediate evaluation. Smoking, high blood pressure, excess alcohol use and Cocaine are avoidable risk factors. Screening may be recommended if two family members have brain aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seen stats on risk of hving two 1st degree fam with brain aneurysm bt what aboutmy risk having one 2nd and one 3rd deg die frm ba early40's?Pater side
MRA/CTA: If you are so concerned about a cerebral artery aneurysm, just cut to the chase, get a mra /cta brain circle of willis and know for a fact if you do have any aneurysm or not. If you do have one then go see neurosurgeon and see if there is anything that can be done instead of wasting time speculating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How rare is a brain aneurysm? Someone 53 yr old female just passed away. Any symptoms or health risks for this? Concerned.
Not infrequent: Several million people in USA have aneurysm. The rupture frequency is about 1/10,000 per year. Reasons for aneurysm: Family HX, Smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterol & age increase risk. To lessen risk of rupture stop smoking, get BP & Cholesterol under control. Very few symptoms of aneurysm until rupture. Aneurysms sometimes found by studies for other reasons & can be thrombosed. ...Read more
Is there any way to tell if someone is at risk for a brain aneurysm? And what age should people be screened for this?
Small increased risk: Typically, when speaking about familial intracranial aneurysm disease, screening is only recommended for families if 2 first degree relatives have proven intracranial aneurysms. Though there is a small increase in risk with only affected single first degree relative, screen is not recommended in this case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had successful brain aneurysm coiling 1 year ago. Is it safe for me to fly long distance? Can the pressure be a risk?
Did my past amphetamin & XTC addiction (used daily for a year) put me at risk for developing a brain aneurysm? (clean for 6 years, 22 year old woman)
Possible, unlikely: Both of these substances are associated with blood vessel abnormalities during use. It is possible that prolonged use could lead to permanent structural changes but would be rare. Aneurysms are secondary to blood vessel wall weakening which can be caused by genetic or acquired risk factors. If you survived that year without strokes it is unlikely but the only way to know for sure is imaging ...Read more
Following a previous ?, if a person had a one-time stimulant-induced event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours; unknown BP), is it likely to increase risk of brain aneurysm later on?
I have had 2 tias after coiling of brain aneurysm 6 months ago. Low b/pressure/ cholesterol non smoker good diet.Do i now have a risk of major stroke.
Depends: Tias and stroke may happen after aneurysm coiling. Sometimes those are actually seizures. Talk to your doctor regarding further evaluation. Repeat angiogram or other vessel imaging may be needed t o rule out recurrence of aneurysm or integrity of the coil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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