If ignored or untreated, an aneurysm can potentially lead to life-threatening consequences such as hemorrhagic strokes or hypovolemic shock. This can happen when the walls of an artery weaken and a spherical-shaped bulge forms. Get informed about the causes and symptoms of an aneurysm so you know exactly when to act.A detailed diagram of an aneursym.

Risk Factors

One of the most important bits of information you will need to know are the common causes of aneurysms. The unfortunate truth is that some of these causes are hereditary and completely out of our control, while others can be avoided with effort. Some of the most common risk factors include:

Symptoms to Look Out For

The location of an aneurysm will be a very important determining factor in the symptoms you may experience. Aneurysms can form in any blood vessel in the brain, in the thoracic aorta (the largest blood vessel in the body) or in the heart itself. Some of the symptoms usually associated with aneurysms include:

When near the surface of the body:

  • Pain in the abdominal area, back or scrotum
  • Swelling
  • Vomiting

Cerebral aneurysms:

  • Vision problems
  • Trouble with balance and perception
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble formulating speech

When the aneurysm ruptures:

  • Severe headaches
  • Problems with vision
  • Neck pain
  • Pain around the eyes

While symptoms may vary, find medical assistance as soon as you identify them. Doing so will help the treatment you receive have a more positive effect on your health.

It’s Time to Recover

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an aneurysm, know that help is here. The neurosurgeons of IGEA Brain & Spine understand how difficult this situation can be. Our team works diligently to make sure you are offered the most advanced form of treatment. With our minimally invasive microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling procedures, your recovery period can be shortened and treatment can be less painful.

For more information about our neurovascular services, contact our office in New Jersey.