An Intracranial aneurysm or a brain aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition. It happens when a weak area in the brain’s arterial wall swells and fills with blood. So, if the inflamed area bursts, it will cause bleeding that can lead to a stroke, brain damage, and even death.
Aneurysms can release the blood into the skull which can cause stroke, brain damage, and even death. It can be unnoticed and without any symptoms. The treatment for aneurysms can be difficult and really risky.
Factors that can increase the risk of an aneurysm
- High Blood Pressure
- Race-African Americans are more likely than Caucasians to develop aneurysms
- Gender-Women are more likely to develop the brain aneurysms
- Smoking cigarettes
- Abuse of drugs
- Have had tumors
- Have had brain injuries
- Have had severe infections of the blood or brain
- Have high LDL cholesterol
- Have congenital problems that affect the arterial walls
Symptoms of Brain Aneurysms
- Drooping eyelids
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred or double vision
- Dilated pupils
- Mild or severe pain or headaches above or behind the eyes
- Difficulty with speaking
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble walking or dizziness
How to prevent Brain Aneurysms
High Blood Pressure can trigger the Brain Aneurysms, so in order to prevent it, you have to maintain the blood pressure and keep it within the healthy values. In other words, you just need to intake more minerals in your body. People who have more magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous can prevent the high blood pressure.
A recipe for lowering the high blood pressure
- 1 full banana, it is an excellent source of phosphorous
- A Handful of spinach, a great source of magnesium and calcium
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt, a source of calcium and phosphorous
- 1 cup of fresh almond milk, a great source of calcium and phosphorous
Mix all the ingredients in the blender and blend it until it is smooth. If you want to have a healthy blood pressure, you need to drink this simple smoothie every day.
Other ways to prevent having high blood pressure
- Eat more meat, fish, beans, and poultry
- Be more physically active
- Eat food that is low in sugar, cholesterol, sodium, and fats
- Eliminate the stress from your life
Even if you follow all these steps, you need to see your doctor and get screened soon if you want to avoid getting brain aneurysms.