What you need to know about
A Brain Aneurysm
A brain aneurysm is a weak area in the blood vessel’s wall that occasionally ruptures and results in a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Imagine a balloon’s weak part and how stretched-out and frail it feels. That’s how a brain aneurysm is.
Due to the steady flow of blood, that portion of the blood artery wears out and bulges out nearly like a bubble. It has the potential to reach tiny berry size. There are various kinds:
- Saccular aneurysms – The most prevalent type of brain aneurysms are saccular aneurysms. They protrude in the form of a dome. They have a little “neck” that connects them to the artery.
- Fusiform aneurysms – Saccular aneurysms are more frequent than fusiform aneurysms. They do not spread out in the form of a dome. Instead, they cause the blood artery to enlarge in that area.
Although brain aneurysms seem frightening, the majority don’t result in symptoms or other health issues. It’s possible to live a long life without ever realising you have one.
Aneurysms can, however, occasionally enlarge, leak, or rupture. You will require medical attention immediately if you get a hemorrhagic stroke, which is major brain bleeding.