Aneurysm is a terrible, abnormal bulge that appears on the wall of the blood vessels. If it burst it will cause internal bleeding which usually has fatal consequences. The symptoms include severe migraines accompanied by posting sensation and throbbing pain on one side of the head.
Lee Broadway, a mother of five children sadly had died on April 1, 2017 due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. Namely she had been suffering from severe migraine since her early childhood.
At first when she was brought in, the doctors at the emergency room told her husband Eric Broadway that everything will be all right. However just after two hours, he was told there was nothing they could do to save her life.
As reported by Eric during aneurysm procedure a severe complication of credit which resulted in blood loss. Lee passed away just five days after she celebrated her 42nd birthday.
Educating the public
After hearing about Lee’s story, Dr. Howard Riina (a Vice chairman a professor at NYU Langone medical center) decided to raise public awareness regarding this health issue namely he emphasized a correlation between migraines and aneurysm.
As revealed a headache triggered by aneurysm is the worst type of headache in someone’s life. People who suffer from this, rush to the emergency room since they feel like they have been struck by lightning.
This type of headache simply cannot be compared to the ordinary one which we may often feel. Dr Riina also said that people with history of migraines have visual disturbances (auras) and you do a lot of things to relieve the symptoms, such as staying in a quiet dark room or taking some medicine.
However if these things that you try to help yourself, do not help, then you certainly have an aneurysm. This type of headache the people experience is a totally different from the ordinary headaches.
In other words you have a history of migraines and all of your self-treatments do not help then you should seek medical assistance on time.
Here are some aneurysm facts that might be of use to know:
- Unruptured aneurysm affects millions of people worldwide
It has been estimated that about 5 to 10% of the world’s population have an unruptured aneurysm. Roughly it is about 350 to 700 million people.
- Unruptured aneurysm are often unsymptomatic
Dr. Riina estimates that 1 to 2 % of the aneurysm burst each year.in most cases the affected individual has no symptoms.
- The key indicator is the family history
If you had a close family member suffering from aneurysm you should mention it to your healthcare provider or neurologist
- Certain habits and conditions increase the risk
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and polycystic kidney disease are two medical conditions which raise the risk of a brain aneurysm there is gets higher with certain lifestyle habits such as smoking in high fat diet.
Diseases that damage the tissue can also lead to Aneurysm such as atherosclerosis hypertension Abnormally narrow aorta and cerebral arteriovenous malformations.
Dr.Riina also adds that you need to get a screening test unless you suffer from one of these health conditions or you have a family history.
Common signs of a ruptured aneurysm
A blurred or double vision
A drooping eyelid
Loss of consciousness
Nausea and vomiting
Sudden and highly sensitive headache
Sensitivity to light
Unruptured aneurysm may be characterized by the following symptoms
Change in vision
A dilated pupil
Pain behind or above one eye
Numbness of one side of the face
If you experience any of the symptoms above call the emergency services and seek immediate medical help
Start consuming healthy foods (while grains fruits and veggies)
Do regular exercises (cardio)
Do annual check ups