Dr. Oz just finished talking about what to do for people who have just fainted, or someone who just had a seizure. Now he wants to talk about aneurysms, because they are potentially deadly, and more people are at risk than they realize. He says by knowing the signs and symptoms, and the difference between an aneurysm and a stroke, you may be able to save a life.
What is an Aneurysm?
Aneurysms are dilated blood vessels in the brain. They are hard to detect because they are under the surface of the brain. They are so common that one in five people have one that could burst at any given moment. Women are more at risk, and risk increases with age, beginning as early as your 30s and 40s. The blood vessel can start dilating at a young age and increase in size with age, without showing symptoms until right as it’s about to burst. When it bursts, it releases toxins into the brain, destroying blood flow and brain function. Acting quickly can repair the issue and save a life.