Facts

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Aneurysm Coiled

Brain aneurysms affect about 2-3% of the population so chances are you or someone you know are affected. For most people, aneurysms will not cause symptoms. Should an aneurysm rupture and bleed, also known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage,

The exact cause of aneurysms is unknown but there are a number of factors that can increase your chances of an aneurysm forming. These include:

  • Hypertension
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Other nicotine use
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Injury or trauma to the blood vessels
  • Complications from some types of blood infections