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How can massage therapy help with a brain aneurysm?

How can massage therapy help with a 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.

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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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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Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

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.

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Will I need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Will I need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Check with Surgeon: Some aneurysms can be treated by interventional radiologists using coiling instead of surgery. Check with your neurosurgeon for alternatives and options in managing this disease.

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If I had a brain aneurysm that burst 3 days ago & did not seek treatment, could I be feeling quite a bit better now?

If I had a brain aneurysm that burst 3 days ago & did not seek treatment, could I be feeling quite a bit better now?

Unlikely: Do not worry, as you have not experienced a ruptured aneurysm, but if you have started to experience new headaches at age 62, you need medical attention to discern etiology, as there may indeed be risk for future problems.

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What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

Depends: 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.

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Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

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).

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What's the best treatment to get rid of cerebral aneurysm?

What's the best treatment to get rid of cerebral aneurysm?

Surgery if feasible: A lot of aneurysm detected incidentaly are very small, need to be followed--but some need coiling or surgery urgently---the neurosurgeon will study each case in depth, considering symptoms, exam, mri, mra.

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What is the best treatment of cerebral aneurysm?

What is the best treatment of cerebral aneurysm?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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 your real problem is severe anxiety & catastrophic think

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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?

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.

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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and I'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

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.

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I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

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.

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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm,

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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?

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.

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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

Yes: MRI will show an aneurysm. Your headaches could be due to other reason. If you got an MRI done already a physician is already involved so go back to your physician so they can further investigate the cause of your headaches.

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What age can you get an brain aneurysm?

Any age: Aneurysms can occur in any age group but often rupture in your 40-50s. Risk factors for rupture and growth include smoking and uncontrolled high blood pressure.

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How fast does a brain aneurysm develop?

Weakness in artery: An aneurysm grows because of weakness in the muscle in an artery's wall. Smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure and some genetic diseases can increase your likelihood of developing aneurysms.

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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