Scan of an aneurysm in the brain.

An aneurysm can be a traumatic and frightening condition to come to terms with. Not knowing the specifics about the condition or the ways it can be treated can additionally bring a wave of urgency and restlessness. One of the most important ways to prepare for the troubles of an aneurysm is to be familiar with the condition’s causes and symptoms. IGEA Brain & Spine has all the information you need.

Causes

Aneurysms happen when a bulge is formed on an artery as a result of weakness on its walls. They can be located in any blood vessel in the brain, the thoracic aorta, the abdominal aorta and in the heart. If an aneurysm bursts, it can become highly dangerous and may lead to hemorrhagic strokes, permanent nerve damage or death. Your awareness of this condition and its risk factors can be an important way to potentially avoid them altogether. These risks include:

  • Obesity
  • Alcoholism
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Aging

Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of any condition is vital for the treatment process and it’s no different for aneurysms. This condition’s symptoms can be different depending on its location in the body, but they generally consist of:

  • When the aneurysm is close to the surface of the body:
  • Cerebral aneurysms:
  • Difficulties with vision
  • Loss of balance
  • Exhaustion
  • Slurred speech
  • If the aneurysm ruptures:
  • Aggressive headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Neck pain
  • Discomfort or pain around the eyes

We’ll Take Care of You

At IGEA Brain & Spine, we know how stressful and troubling an aneurysm can be for you and your loved ones, but we’re here to help. Our neurosurgeons in New Jersey will offer the most advanced treatment and high-quality care.

With the help of our minimally invasive endovascular coiling technique, your aneurysm can be sealed without the need for incisions. Additionally, you won’t be subjected to lengthy recovery periods or scarring with this procedure. Your health is our number one priority, so contact us for a consultation.