41-year-old mom dies unexpectedly from aneurysm. Here are the warning signs to look out for
A woman named Lee Broadway was used to suffering from migraines. But one day she had a migraine that was worse than all the others she’d ever had.
It was so bad that her husband had to take her to the hospital. There she was told she had suffered a brain aneurysm and two days later she was dead according to American Web Media.
If you hear the words brain aneurysm you are bound to feel a bit worried. Most people have only heard of how these incidents happen with no warning signs.
Aneurysms sneak up on you with deadly results but there are ways to be extra alert. Neurosurgeons have urged people to be knowledgeable when it comes to some of the warning signs.
These are symptoms that could be tell-tale signs that you’re suffering an attack:
Seizures, blurred or double-vision, a painful headache like you’ve never had before, over-sensitivity to light that comes on suddenly, and an instant stiff neck.
Some other signs are: a constant feeling of nausea and the urge to vomit, drooping eyelids, losing consciousness, feeling numb in the face, a stabbing pain above or behind a single eye, and hearing noises that are similar to gunshots or explosions.
The result of a ruptured brain aneurysm is an extreme headache that can be felt immediately. A brain aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain.
In some cases, a brain aneurysm doesn’t produce symptoms that go noticed. Rare cases result in an aneurysm releasing blood in the skull and causing a stroke.
The result of a ruptured aneurysm is a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This can lead to brain damage or death if it’s severe enough.
Some are prone to inherit the tendency to form aneurysms, but there are other risk factors that can cause them. If you’ve had an aneurysm in the past, then you are more likely to have another one.
Being of a certain race is another risk factor. African Americans were found to be more likely to have aneurysms than Caucasians.
People who have high blood pressure are also more prone to them. Smoking, which also leads to high blood pressure, can be another risk factor for a ruptured brain aneurysm.