An aneurysm can be prevented through early detection !
What is an aneurysm?
This is a condition that is recognized by abnormal bulges or balloon like shapes, in the walls of one of your arteries. Most of these abnormal bulges occur in the main artery, known as the aorta.
This large blood vessel, is responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood from your heart, to the remaining parts of your body. Aneurysms can develop and rupture, causing severe bleeding inside of our bodies.
The bleeding can be so bad that it can become fatal, if it is not detected and treated in time. Whenever these abnormal bulges or balloon shapes, occur in the aorta of your stomach region, they are referred to as abdominal aorta aneurysms.
As a diabetic, you can also develop this cardiovascular disease in other areas of your body like the...
If the condition develops in your brain it can rupture and cause a stroke. Statistics show that an estimated 15,000 individuals, die from ruptured aorta each year in the United States. That is a big number.
This illness, is believed to be the 10th most leading caused of death in the country among men over the age of 50. However if the illness detected early enough, most of these individual cases can be treated successfully.
Known types of this disease!
Primarily there are several known types of this illness that an individual over the age of 50 may experienced. They include...
Symptoms that are an indication of the disease!
As a diabetic individual, you can have an aneurysm developing and growing for some time. This growing process could take years before you begin to shown any signs or symptoms.
Unfortunately, indications or symptoms of the problem often do not show up until they have ruptured or grown large enough to restrict blood flow or begin pressing on other nearby parts of your body.
The signs and symptoms often depend on the type you have and which part of your body it is affecting.
Symptoms of a thoracic aortic
These type of aneurysms may show no symptoms until they have ruptured and begin to leak. Signs of this condition usually include...
Symptoms of a Cerebral
Whenever a cerebral aneurysm presses on any of the nerves in your brain, it can cause symptoms such as...
Symptoms of abdominal aortic
You can develop an this condition slowly over time (years) and show no signs or symptoms until they actually rupture. Symptoms of this condition normally include...
Symptoms of peripheral
Peripheral conditions can cause blood cots which can travel through your blood stream if they break away. This can lead to other severe health problems, such as a blocked or restricted artery. Symptoms of a peripheral illness can include...
Test procedures used in diagnosing an aneurysm
If your doctor suspects that you have this condition, he or she may refer you to a specialist such as a cardiothoracic surgeon, a vascular surgeon, or a neurosurgeon for further diagnosis. Depending on which specialist you go too, they may conduct or carry out one or more of the test procedures listed below. They include...
What are the causes of an aneurysm?
Primarily there are several known factors that cause this illness. Some of these factors include...
Treatment of the different types of aneurysms
Medications and surgery are available treatments for these medical conditions. A small aneurysm that do not cause any pain, are most often watch but left alone. However the more severe ones must be medically treated so that further growth and possible complications are prevented.
Treatment for any of these illnesses will depend on the type that you have, the symptoms that you display, and how severe the your condition appears to be. The best way for you or anyone else to limit or avoid risks factors, is too...
Always remember, early diagnosis, leads to early medical treatment which leads to the prevention of an aneurysm.
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