What is a brain aneurysm?
A brain aneurysm occurs when there is a bulge in a weakened blood vessel.
Usually, brain aneurysms only cause noticeable symptoms if they burst – this then leads to serious issues and is known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage (or brain haemorrhage).
If the aneurysm ruptures, bleeding can cause extensive brain damage – with three in five people dying within two weeks of suffering this.
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What are the symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm?
According the NHS, signs of a brain haemorrhage include:
- A sudden excruciating headache (similar to a sudden “bang” on the head)
- Stiff neck
- Sickness and vomiting
- Pain when looking at light
Unruptured brain aneurysms can occasionally cause symptoms too. Read the full article from The Sun to learn more.