An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel or artery due to weakening in the blood-vessel wall. It tends to occur in the brain and can be life-threatening. There are many risk factors for an aneurysm and they can form in individuals with head injuries, blood infections, or hypertension. Women, African-Americans, and Hispanics are at twice the risk for developing a ruptured aneurysm. Those who are over the age of 40; have a family history of the condition; or have a disorder such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, or Marfan syndrome are also at an increased risk. Learn how to protect you or your loved ones and identify the signs of an aneurysm when it begins.
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