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What Causes Aneurisms
Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors: True aneurysm are generally idiopathic or has no true risk factor cause relationship but they have risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking , bicuspid aortic valve, atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease and coronary artery disease, patients with marfan syndrome and ehler danlos syndrome type 4 are at high risk. In some cases infection of the artery can cause it. ...Read more
Im 16 and have had a lot of anger over the last 3 months. Is there any way that this anger and higher bp could have caused an aneurysm to form?
Germs in blood strea: There are transient germs in our system all the time. Dental, other gastrointestinal, trauma, cardiac or superficial infections can all give bacteremia( germs in blood stream) also some aneurysms or pseudoaneuryms can erode into GI tract or perforate. ...Read more
Many Causes: There are many types of aneurysms. Most publicized are aortic aneurysms and cerebral or brain aneurysms; however, they can occur in just about any artery. They are a weakening of the wall of the artery, causing the it to bulge out. They can be due to injury or infection, but most simply form spontaneously without warning. Depending on location, rupture can be fatal. Smoking is a risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Because chemo affects first certain cells in the body with a shorter half life, and ones that are in growth rate. Your blood vessels cells have been there foe a while, and quite more resistant to chemo. ...Read more
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