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Effects Of Stress On Aneurysms
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
Screen then stress: Get an ultrasound to screen for aaa. At your young age, you are unlikely to have a significant aneurysm, however with a family history, it is a good idea to make sure. Then get the stress test if that has been recommended. If you are just worried about cardiac risk, a fast ct with calcium score might also be an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference having high BP because of stress or of training specifically for your aorta? Which is worst short term for building aneurysms?
Transient bp : High blood pressure or systemic hypertension is a chronic condition in which the blood pressure is constantly elevated throughout the day; medical treatment Is needed to prevent long term complication such as stroke, heart attack or aneurysm. On the other hand, transient elevation of bp, by exercise or stress, is a normal response with no adverse clinical consequences. ...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
Is it worst for aorta having high BP because of stress or training? Building aneurysms short term I mean. Is it the same kind of pressure?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 8m brain carotid aneurysm. Under huge stress at home, i'm waiting for surgery. Could i take Valium 2mg? Would it affect my aneurysm?Thanks
Aneurysm rupture: Cerebral aneurysms rupture at a rate of 1-2% per year. High blood pressure and smoking can increase this percentage. Stress has not been shown to increase risk of rupture unless it elevates blood pressure. Anti anxiety drugs may improve your sleep and stress, but should not have a effect of aneurysm rupture risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After echo and stress test I was diagnosed with atrial septal aneurysm and small pfo. Dr doesn't want to treat. I'm so scared, am I at risk? 28yo F
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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