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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by daily stress?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: No

An existing brain aneurysm can rupture theoretically from stress, if stress leads to high blood pressure.

In brief: No

An existing brain aneurysm can rupture theoretically from stress, if stress leads to high blood pressure.
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery

In brief: Unlikely

Brain aneurysms have a variety of causes but stress is typically not one of them. Smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing aneurysms.

In brief: Unlikely

Brain aneurysms have a variety of causes but stress is typically not one of them. Smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing aneurysms.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Shawn Sarin
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Unlikely

Though there are many factors in the causes of brain aneurysms, it is unlikely that daily stress contributes to the formation of these aneurysms.
That being said, hypertension, which can be exacerbated by stress, does play a role in aneurysm pathology, and rupture.

In brief: Unlikely

Though there are many factors in the causes of brain aneurysms, it is unlikely that daily stress contributes to the formation of these aneurysms.
That being said, hypertension, which can be exacerbated by stress, does play a role in aneurysm pathology, and rupture.
Dr. Shawn Sarin
Dr. Shawn Sarin
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