Contributing Factors to Aneurysms

Doctor Measuring Patients Blood Pressure With Stethoscope Neurological issues should never be taken lightly. If you’ve experienced an aneurysm, you understand that it has far-reaching consequences that can be life-altering. A few factors can contribute to the likelihood of experiencing symptoms related to an aneurysm, and knowing your risk factors can help you prepare and intervene.

Here are some things to look out for to protect yourself from aneurysms and what you can do about them.

High Blood Pressure

If your blood pressure is above average, it’s time to get it back under control. High blood pressure can open the door to an aneurysm if uncontrolled for too long. Increased blood pressure indicates that your heart is putting in extra effort to move blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body. The increased pressure in your arteries can weaken and make them more susceptible to rupturing. You can work on getting your blood pressure back to normal by watching your diet, exercising, and taking prescribed blood pressure medications if your doctor advises you to.

Smoking

It’s well known that smoking can cause many adverse health conditions. Aneurysms are among the by-products that smoking can bring. If you smoke, now is the time to begin taking steps toward quitting. Smoking can cause your blood pressure to spike and weaken your artery walls, leaving you susceptible to experiencing an aneurysm. By stopping smoking, you can take some pressure off your arteries and decrease some of your risk of an aneurysm.

Age 

Your body undergoes many changes as you age, one of them being the weakening of the artery walls over time. Although aging can bring particular health concerns, keeping your health in check can help protect you from suffering aneurysms. Having a healthy diet, getting exercise, and managing stress can also be helpful tools in keeping aneurysms at bay. 

Taking several crucial steps gives you the power to keep your health in check and avoid dangerous complications that come with aneurysms. But, if you have a history of aneurysms, speaking with a professional can give you even more tools you need to help protect your health. If you have questions about aneurysm treatment, please schedule a consultation with our office. Reach out today by calling us at 214-823-2052.

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