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Massage Therapy Brain Aneurysm
Massage/Cerebral An.: It is unlikely that massage therapy would "help with" a cerebral aneurysm. However, if as a result of the massage therapy the patients blood pressure was reduced or the patient was able to modify other risk factors, such as quitting smoking, the risk of aneurysm rupture might be reduced slightly. Always discuss therapies such as this with the physician treating your aneurysm. ...Read more
I think worthwhile:
Chances are on your side.
Anxiety, understandably, is a significant issue that accompanies a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. You should continue to do most activities you are used to, including exercise but with gradual warmup. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women at www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com for additional helpful information that might be of interest to you. ...Read more
Will I need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?
If I had a brain aneurysm that burst 3 days ago & did not seek treatment, could I be feeling quite a bit better now?
There are two main treatments for brain aneurysms. One is surgery and the other is embolization of the aneurysm. They both have good and bad issues to be discussed with your doctor.
Brain aneurysms are a serious matter. But, take your time and make sure you understand the risks of both the procedures. Then compare them to the risk of doing neither. ...Read more
Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed. Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie. Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...Read more
I'm a 68 year old man, with healthy lifestyle. I have suffered a brain aneurysm in 2006. I need to know what kind of treatments can I take for my cancer. Prostate acinar Adenocarcinoma Gleason 4+3 Score 7 (Grade group 3).?
Depends: If ruptured, outcome is better for coiling vs clipping based on isat trial. Otherwise if unruptured it depends on size, location, calcification, medical comorbidities of patient, and the experience of the cerebral vascular surgeon or endovascular surgeon. ...Read more
I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, I'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?
Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what I do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?
Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like you have more of a problem with severe anxiety & catastrophic ideation than with exercise. You may want to consider addressing that. ...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
Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
I have a brain aneurysm, 2.9 mm in diameter, I'm 24 now (the results are old 3 years). Is it dangerous, should I do an occasional MRI now and then?
If no symptoms that is good!
but new study regarding size, location can guide intervention. ...Read more
I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
A brain aneurysm: Is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...Read more
I have a small brain aneurysm in the anterior communicating artery, I'm scared of coiling, or anything more invasive, I'm hoping for some opinions?
Be informed: Whether or not to treat the aneurysm depends on several factors including the size of the aneurysm and whether or not you have other health problems. The two best options for the aneurysm are coiling or open surgery. The aneurysm may be more amenable to one or the other depending on size and geometry. In experienced hands, both procedures are pretty safe, although not completely risk free. ...Read more
Can a small brain aneurysm show on an MRI with contrast (iodine)? I didn't get an MRA and have been getting pain on left side I'm scared
Not good: 50 % of ruptured berry aneurysm patients do not make it alive to a hospital. Those that do well describe the "worst headache of their lives, " associated with a stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, severe malaise, confusion, delirium, and maybe visual problems depending on location of the aneurysm. This is a true medical emergency and requires intensive attention and perhaps surgery. ...Read more
See physician: See your physician, if you have family history, episodes of head aches etc, will order tests like mra to rule out cerebral aneurysms and alleviate your fears, if you still have fears you may need psychological evaluation. ...Read more
Unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyes, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid&dilated pupil
leaking aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache. And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness
rx is surgical clip. ...Read more
Aneurysm: Why are you worried, is there a family history of cerebral aneurysm? If there is a good reason to suspect one, a CT or MRI of the brain specifically CT angio or MR angiogram can show if there is an aneurysm present. We don't do these unless there is a specific reason with a probability the study will show pathology. If you are concerned, speak with your Doctor. ...Read more
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