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Can A Brain Aneurysm Be Caused By Daily Stress
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
No: Stress does not cause aneurysms. Stress can however cause high blood pressure, which may be prone to burst an aneurysm if it already exists. Headaches are also frequently caused by stress without any other underlying pathology. You can always discuss this with your doctor if you're worried about it. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 2013 under stress at home with mentally unbalanced husband who sees beings! Will stress affect my coils? Thank you.
Only is it causes a:
Rise in your blood pressure.Good idea to check coils every 5 years with an MRA.
I have coils, too. Way to dodge a bullitt. Anyone else in the family with brain aneurysms? Discus with Neurosurgeon or Interventional Radiologist about screening first degree relatives. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband. Lot's of stress. Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months. Will this affect my coils?
Abusive husband: Living with an abusive, angry husband is not safe even without a brain aneurysm or surgically placed coils. There is help for you in counseling/psychotherapy -- to help deal with your stress and explore your options. There's also direct support for those in your situation plus shelters that you could go (along with your son) to if this is what you decide to do. Http://tinyurl. Com/nz2ad. ...Read more
How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.
Depends on size: Ct or mr angiograms are good screening tools, and surgeons are using cta to plan surgery instead of angiograms. If you have an aneurysm, there is a certain chance that it will grow over time. How fast it grows is not predictable. If you don't have an aneurysm, you should have your doctor look for other reasons for headaches. ...Read more
How quick can brain aneurysms form? I had a clear brain scan about 4 years ago. But I'm convinced I have aneurysms and I'll drop dead from stressing
Brain aneurysm: They can form very quickly if BP high for example. Do they run in your family. If not then one scan should be enough unless you are injured in head. I would recommend you see a Dr who specializes in your type of stress problems and what appears to be an irrotational fear of aneurysms. ...Read more
Incompletely known: This is incompletely understood. It starts with a localized weakness in blood vessels, no known way to predict in whom. Risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, increasing age, rare predisposing weaknesses of arteries known as "familial aneurysms" and some rare predisposing conditions, which your doctor should evaluate. If headaches are present, get screening with mri/mra. ...Read more
Congenital: The classic teaching has been that there is a congenital defect in the walls of the blood vessels from which the aneurysm arises. This is at the juncture of the vessels usually at the base of the skull in what is called the circle of willis. This allows the growth of the aneurysm over time. This is exacerbated by hypertension or smoking. Persons with polycystic kidney disease have increased risk. ...Read more
I have 360 coils for my brain aneurysm 2005 ihave had daily hda since. I was told to live with it. Why?
You need answers: Yes, the phrase, "live with it, " is not very helpful. A more detailed understanding of what may be causing your headaches, what to expect, and strategies to manage these possibilities can help. Please refer to the information contained in the brain aneurysm center for women for guidance. Www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read more
Can being angry and/or yelling cause a brain aneurysm to form? When I get upset it feels like their is pressure in my head.
Can anger and yelling be responsible for the formation of brain aneurysms?
No. Most aneurysms have a genetic component. Risk factors include :
Circulatory disorders, malformations
Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
High blood pressure
Tumors ...Read more
I got angry a lot over the last 2 months while recovering from a concussion. Could this raise bp and thus cause brain aneurysm/damage?? Thanks
Very unlikely: Your emotional lability is common after a head injury, but the duration of 2 months, suggests need to evaluated for a mild traumatic brain injury or even PTSD. Check in with a neuropsychologist. ...Read more
What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate
Brain aneurysm young: What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate. ANS: 1 cause is inherited high BP called glucocorticoid remedial HTN. Also rare families with short fingers. I specialize in these and happy to do 2nd opinion. Need pictures of hands. Others have inherited weak artery walls. BCPs increase risk. ...Read more
No: There has been no association between pushing and formation of brain aneurysms. There have been concerns of increased risks of pushing in patients with certain specific neurological conditions (shunts, strokes, etc). Patients with neurological conditions should ask their OB and neurologist about the safest mode of delivery. ...Read more
Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?
Probably not: Concussions are not a common cause of brain aneurysms. These are believed to be more likely due to genetic factors and other "triggers" like high blood pressure. If there is family history of brain aneurysms you may be at higher risk. Other risk factors like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug use may put you at higher risk of aneurysms also. ...Read more
Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...Read more
What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? Are they pathologic or genetic related disease?
Not clear: There are frequently no warnings and no associated diseases. ...Read more
Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.
No, not possible.: No, trauma to the head cannot cause an aneurysm. But I want to make sure we are using the terms in a similar fashion. An aneurysm is an unstable blood vessel, a bleed in the brain is a different process. A hard enough trauma could cause bleeding in the brain or it could (rarely) cause rupture of an existing aneurysm. ...Read more
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
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