According to a recent survey, 90% of Americans do not fully know what a brain aneurysm is. Thirty percent of Americans mistakenly believe there is nothing that can be done about a brain aneurysm rupture. Fortunately, this is incorrect, and knowing the warning signs can save lives.
Read the full original article from the Killeen Daily Herald.
“Because Americans aren’t informed to recognize all the signs, they aren’t getting to the emergency room early enough, which translates to lives lost or diminished by life-long disabilities,” says Dr. Howard Riina a leading neurosurgeon at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Women and African-Americans are at a higher risk of a brain aneurysm rupture, but everyone should be aware of the main warning signs, including:
- Severe headache
- Light sensitivity
- Neck stiffness
- Sharp pain behind or above one eye or drooping eyelid
- Blurred or double vision
- Numbness and tingling in the face
- Loss of consciousness, confusion, seizure
- Hearing a loud “boom” noise
- Nausea and vomiting
Read more about brain aneurysms and the warning signs here.
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