3 Brain Aneurysm Risk Factors You Can Control (and 4 You Can’t)

A brain aneurysm can happen to anyone at any time, even if they’re more common in people over the age of 40. It’s important to understand which brain aneurysm risk factors you can’t avoid and the ones you can take control of yourself. A brain aneurysm is a bulge or balloon-like pouch on a blood vessel in the brain—it actually looks a lot like a berry hanging on a stem on a brain scan image. If the aneurysm leaks or ruptures, it can cause bleeding in the brain, otherwise known as a hemorrhagic stroke, which can quickly become life-threatening and needs immediate treatment. Read the full story here

By Ashley Lewis