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Smoking Lead Aneurysm
Arteriosclerosis: Cigarrette smoking accelerates the process of arteriosclerosis which in turn results in atheroma formation with its multiple consequences depending on location. In the aorta it results in cystic medial necrosis leading to aneurysmal dilatation or the opposite, arteriosclerosis obliterans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had cerebral aneurysm coiled and stent in feb this year. If I start smoking again exactly how will it affect me?
My BP is low 120/80 no smoking and they want me on adderal to bring my ADHD symptoms from 6th grade level to my normal A level from aneurysm surgery?
Agree, but it'd be: Best if you had a neuropsychological evaluation prior to initiating a trial of stimulant medication. ADHD is not a Learning Disability. Severity is not age-related, though Hyperactivity/Impulsivity wanes & Inattention becomes more prominent in adulthood. Treatment can improve learning indirectly but doesn't recoup cognitive ability or " fix" all processing, memory & executive function deficits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having brain aneurysms and asd make a difference in choosing a medication to help for quitting smoking?
My sister died from ubarachnoid hemorrhage and I wanted to know if smoking meth can cause a burst aneurysm.
Yes it can: I'm sorry to hear of your very painful loss. Among its many dangerous effects, smoking meth increases blood pressure and heart rate a lot. This can certainly cause a burst aneurysm. All it takes is one episode with drugs like this (which includes stimulants like cocaine). If there was an autopsy, drug screen may have been done. Hoping you are not on such a path yourself. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 y.O female with back headaches. Is this a brain aneurysm? I'm scared ill have one but I have no family history, no smoking, no kids, no hbp
Trying to quit smoking. With that the only risk factor what are the chances of getting blood clots ane brain aneurysms?
Aortic Aneurysms: It is not entirely clear exactly what causes aortic aneurysms, but we know of a few risk factors, probably the most significant of which is smoking. Other risk factors include atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. There is also a hereditary component, so these can run in families. There are also genetic syndromes such as Marfan's or ehlers-danlos which are associated. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Coarctation of the aorta may lead to increased hydrostatic pressure in the vessels leading to the brain and therefore may pose a risk for cerebral aneurysm formation. If you have other risk factors, I would consider screening, but please see a neurosurgeon or neurologist about this. Refer to the brain aneurysm center for women website for more information. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should a headache not be ignored or slept off? Can a headache lead to brain aneurysm then brain death? How would someone know?
Headache: Sudden severe onset, associated with light sensitivity, neck stiffness, focal neurologic deficit's, fever, nausea/vomiting, new onset etc should all be grounds for evaluation. Typically when brain death is encountered one is unaware of it's occurrence. Intracranial aneurysm can be manifest as headache not vice versa. ...Read more
What do you advise if I was kinda wandering if this could lead to a berry aneurysm from being punched in the head many years ago?
Not likely: Berry aneurysms are congenital. You are born with them. It is like having a ticking time bomb in your head. ...Read more