You may live for decades with a disease without knowing that you have it, and there are a lot of examples that prove this is a fact. This is most true when speaking about an aneurysm, your hidden silent killer. You feel no symptoms and it shows no signs of its presence, but one day, without any trigger, it may burst, and it may be lethal. Nevertheless, the information contained in this article will be useful to you, because paying more attention to your body is the key to prevention.
#1. If you’ve had an aneurysm in the past or somebody from your family has had one, you should go in for a medical evaluation regularly. Tell your doctor about any underlying medical conditions.
#2. Gender and race matter too. African-American women are included in a high-risk category. So are men of any race.
#3. Smoking and high blood pressure increase your chances to die young. They not only increase the chances of an aneurysm bursting, but also cause a wide variety of health issues that might kill you instead: heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s, hormonal disorders to name just a few.
#4. A very powerful headache can be the sign of a brain aneurism either bursting or pressing on nerves and tissues, especially if it appears suddenly. If you’re having the worst headache of your life, seek medical attention immediately.
#5. Nausea and various neurological symptoms (problems with speaking, swallowing, blurred vision) can also be signs that you need to see a doctor ASAP.
#6. Treat your body well. Many diseases and afflictions can be prevented and even cured by adopting a healthy lifestyle, that includes a balanced diet and moderate daily exercise. As a rule of thumb, don’t dismiss any uncomfortable sensations or pains in your body. They might be warning signals that you choose to ignore. Left untreated, they could lead to more serious health problems. Know your body and learn what the signs mean.
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