What is a Brain Aneurysm?
A brain aneurysm is a tiny bubble that is filled up with blood and can potentially erupt causing serious damage to the surrounding brain cells. A brain aneurysm mainly affects core arteries in the brain, that runs unders the brain and base of the skull. Even though most people can suffer from a brain aneurysm, the risk of the aneurysm bursting increases in people over the age of 40, women are more prone to this than men.
Common signs and symptoms that might be displayed after a leak or rupture, includes:
- Blurry vision and impaired speech
- Sudden loss of consciousness or short blackouts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pains
- Sudden paralysis or weakness on one side of the body
- Severe headaches