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Doctor insights on: Berry Anurysm

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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How is normal physiology affected by a ruptured berry aneurysm?

How is normal physiology affected by a ruptured berry aneurysm?

Blood goes out: Your question is complicated, but a few answers are simple. A ruptured aneurysm will result in the leakage of blood to whatever structures surround the aneurysm. Furthermore, this blood will then exert pressure on the structures likely causing them to malfunction. Ruptured aneurysms are a serious problem and require prompt evaluation and treatment by a physician. ...Read more

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My mom has been diagnosed with a 9mm cerebral berry aneurysm. What does this mean?

Aneurysm: An aneurysm is an outpouching of the vessel wall. These can be congenital (from birth) or acquired. What this means is that she is at increased risk of bleeding or stroke. She should be seen by a neurosurgeon to assess the need for embolization or surgery. ...Read more

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What should my mom do if she has been diagnosed with a 9mm cerebral berry aneurysm?

What should my mom do if she has been diagnosed with a 9mm cerebral berry aneurysm?

See specialist: Without further information it will be difficult to give a specific recommendation. She will probably be best served by seeing a neurosurgeon who specializes in aneurysm treatment (either by surgery or via endovascular treatment through the groin) to discuss the issues and the options and come to a decision. Factors to consider are the location of the aneurysm, family history, age and preferences. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has been diagnosed with a 9mm cerebral berry aneurysm.?

Brain aneurysm: An aneurysm is a blister on a blood vessel. There is a risk of these bleeding leading possibly to a brain hemorrhage. If the aneurysm has not bled and only found as part of another study there are known statistics on the risk of bleed over the lifetime of the patient. A consultation with a neurosurgeon would be highly advisable. ...Read more

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What is aneurysm?

What is aneurysm?

Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read more

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Acai berry benefits?

Acai berry benefits?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of aneurysm?

Any symptoms of aneurysm?

Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms ... Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain (abdomen and/or back) and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read more

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Are aneurysm's hereditary?

Not Mendelian: Not hereditary in the mendelian sense. Some families have higher incidence of aneurysms. Cofactors such as hypertension, diet and smoking habits may play a role in this. Connective tissue disorders are hereditary and some of these are associated with aneurysms but this is an indirect effect. I do not routinely screen family members but a negative mra can be reassuring. ...Read more

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Can aneurysm be symptomatic?

Can aneurysm be symptomatic?

Yes, if: If getting bigger or starting to rupture, can feel pain ... If branches to your intestines, kidneys, or legs, then can get symptoms related to those areas, again usually abdominal pain, low urine, or leg pain, respectively. ...Read more

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What could cause an aneurysm?

What could cause an aneurysm?

Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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Why anurysm in 12 years old?

Aneurism: Kawaski disease or marfan' s syndrome can cause anurisms in children. ...Read more

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Are acai berry pills effective?

Are acai berry pills effective?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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How fast could an aneurysm grow?

How fast could an aneurysm grow?

Varies: Usually millimeters per year. If more then surgery or intervention needed if other size and risk factors suitable. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby berries?

When can I feed my baby berries?

Around 10 to12months: Once babies show interest in adult food, around 6 months of age, you can start solid feeds with basics like iron fortified cereals. Subsequently, babies should be given vegetables, fats and protein one at a time, e.G a week, watching for allergies or any other reactions to the new food. The berries smashed and later on cut into small quarters(to avoid choking) can be offered around 10 to 12 months. ...Read more

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Would an ABI detect an aneurysm?

Would an ABI detect an aneurysm?

No: the ABI it self is simply a pressure ratio of your blood vessel flow. You may or may not have blockage with an aneurysm. The more appropriate test to evaluate for aneurysm is a duplex of the pertinent location. ...Read more

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Can i backpack with an aneurysm?

Can i backpack with an aneurysm?

Aneurysm: It really does depend on the size of the aneurysm and where it is. If it is >5.5cm and in the abdomen, one should seek treatment and repair. If it is less than that and in the abdomen, carrying on with daily activities is fine, but i would recommend being prudent of those activities. ...Read more