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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Brain Aneurysm In Young Adults

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I was wondering what are the causes of brain aneurysm?

I was wondering what are the causes of brain aneurysm?

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.

Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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What are the causes of brain aneurysm and how to prevent them?

What are the causes of brain aneurysm and how to prevent them?

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.

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What causes a brain aneurysm?

What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Read this: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms. Htm

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

What can cause a brain aneurysm?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows fo sure, but mostly hereditary factors. Connected to polycystic kidney disease.

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What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Read this: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms. Htm

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Please help me? What does a brain aneurysm cause?

Please help me? What does a brain aneurysm cause?

Brain aneurysm: If brain anuerysm grows it could cause headache, pressure effects on brain tissue leads to strokes, epilepsy, rupture could cause big hemorragic stroke or death.

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What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

Cause unknown: The vast majority of intracranial aneurysms occur sporadically and the cause is unknown. It is likely that there is a genetic predisposition of certain people that have a weakness in the construction of the arterial wall that overtime bulges out and forms an aneurysm.

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Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Not likely: It is unlikely to cause a brain aneurysm but if you had one, the increased intra-abdominal pressure during weightlifting could cause rupture.

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What can cause sudden rupture in brain aneurysm?

What can cause sudden rupture in brain aneurysm?

High blood pressure: Although brain aneurysms can rupture spontaneously, high blood pressure increases the chances of rupture. People with known cerebral aneurysms, especially at a young age (19), should consult a brain surgeon.

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Can stress cause brain aneurysm? Worried about it.

Can stress cause brain aneurysm? Worried about it.

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!

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Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

NO POSSIBILITY: Concussions NEVER cause brain aneurysms. Where did this idea originate?

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Can you cause a brain aneurysm from a really bad headache?

No: It's usually the other way around; a brain aneurysm can cause a really bad headache. You still need to address the headache even if doesn't cause an aneurysm. Contact a neurologist or a pain physician.

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Should young children be screened for brain aneurysm if there's a family history?

Should young children be screened for brain aneurysm if there's a family history?

Probably not: Brain aneurysms are usually acquired, and peak incidence for rupture is in the early 50s. Very unusual in the pediatric population, even with a family history. Perhaps by the time they are in their mid thirties, if there are two first degree relatives with brain aneurysms, would screening be recommended. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women for more details. Chicagoaneurysm. Com.

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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 being angry and/or yelling cause a brain aneurysm to form? When I get upset it feels like their is pressure in my head.

No correlation: Can anger and yelling be responsible for the formation of brain aneurysms? No. Most aneurysms have a genetic component. Risk factors include : Family history Circulatory disorders, malformations Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) High blood pressure Smoking Head injuries Infections Tumors

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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

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.

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What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

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.

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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older.

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together.

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Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

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.

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