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Old 01-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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What are some ways to prevent an aneurysm?

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by hope4anxiety View Post
What are some ways to prevent an aneurysm?
The very day you posted this question I was at St Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX waiting for my sister to come out of brain aneurysm surgery. Her's was discovered before it burst which was a miracle in itself. Although she was having slight headaches, the aneurysm was not the source, as her neurologist and the surgeon said headaches are not a symptom for this type of aneurysm. She recovered nicely and has only temporary slight double vision until the swelling goes completely down. Prevention is not possible, as far as we have been told. Evaluation can prevent the aneurysm from bursting. The NUMBER ONE risk is if you have a family history (as I do - my grandfather & brother both died due to brain aneurysms). The other risks are: if you are over 40 yrs old, a female and if you have diabetes, and head injury. That is what we were told my an amazing neurosurgeon in Houston, TX. There are 2 types of surgeries that can repair them - a coil method (thru the groin artery) and a clip method (thru the skull). My sister's was clip which is more complicated but the only way to repair hers. I hope this is helpful to you; although, prevention isn't really possible short of trying not to have a head injury.

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