An aneurysm is an enlarged artery from a weakened area in the wall of a blood vessel in your brain, causing blood to pool and the area to bulge. If the bulge ruptures, the enlarged artery becomes a serious health concern that, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible brain damage and even death.
The brain is one of the three common areas in the body where an aneurysm can develop; the other two are the heart and the abdomen. When a brain aneurysm ruptures, you may experience a hemorrhage, which is a medical emergency. The medical team at Premier Brain & Spine is made up of New Jersey’s top specialists and leaders in managing and treating brain aneurysms.
It’s possible to have an aneurysm and remain asymptomatic. Unruptured aneurysms don’t generally cause symptoms unless they rupture. Small brain aneurysms don’t always warrant treatment, but once they’re discovered, your doctor monitors it closely at the spine and neuro center. Prior to rupturing, an aneurysm may cause symptoms such as:
Following a ruptured brain aneurysm, you likely experience symptoms that include:
If you have any of the risk factors for developing an aneurysm, get regular checkups and undergo consistent monitoring at your NJ spine and brain center. If not treated successfully in time, a brain aneurysm can be fatal.
There are some risk factors that can help determine if you’re at risk of developing aneurysms. Talk to a specialist at Premier Brain & Spine about regular visits if you have risk factors for aneurysm such as:
Brain aneurysms, ruptured or not, are detected through diagnostic exams, such as x-rays and ultrasounds. Based on your medical history and the size of the aneurysm, available treatments may include:
Remember, not all aneurysms need treatment, and there are preventive measures you can implement, such as smoking cessation, eating a healthy diet and exercising. Contact the specialists at Brain & Spine in New Jersey and New York to determine the best course of treatment for your aneurysm or your high-risk status.