How to Determine Signs of Aneurysm
With the recent death of Pinay actress Isabel Granada, who passed away this November, shocked the country. Her death was caused by a brain aneurysm on October 25 and fell into a coma before her passing. A lot of people was surprised since she was a health and fitness nut. This is a prime example of how deadly an aneurysm is. There is usually no warning sign given at all which is why it’s so dangerous.
Makati Medical Center conducted a research about aneurysm that was published in Manila Standard. It states that only 2% of the country’s total population has a chance of getting brain aneurysm. However, the mortality rate is 50% once it’s ruptured.
Here are some signs of brain aneurysm and when you should have it checked out:
Severe and sudden headache is the major symptom of a ruptured aneurysm. Other common signs are nausea, vomiting, seizure, loss of consciousness, blurred or double vision.
There are some cases where an aneurysm may secrete a small amount of blood. This may cause a sudden and very intense headache. Often, a more severe rupture follows the leaking.
Typically, an unruptured brain aneurysm may not cause any symptoms, especially if it’s a small unruptured aneurysm. However, a large unruptured aneurysm may apply pressure to brain tissues that can cause a widening of the pupils, change in vision or double vision, and pain above and behind one eye.
According to Dr. Carlos Francis A. Santiago of Makati Medical Center Department of Neurological Sciences, aneurysms can be treated even if it hasn’t ruptured or causing a problem yet. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
As a health advocate, Invigor8 Gluta Spa wants to spread awareness about aneurysm even though it rarely happens. Aneurysms are a serious and deadly health condition that everyone should look out for. If you’re experiencing any of signs of aneurysm, seek medical treatment immediately. Better to be safe and healthy than sorry.