Great question. This is actually an area of great interest for research. Smoking is thought to contribute to weaknening of the arteries and this is an important risk factor. We are actually pursuing research on hormones and their role in the strength of blood vessels. Please see brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more information.
Treat risks. There is nothing we can do to strengthen blood vessels. We can treat the risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and contributing factors such as smoking to prevent aneurysm formation. There is a hereditary form, so talk to your doctor about these things. Peace of mind is what matters most for you.