Ruptured Brain Aneurysm: 8 Warning Signs

Know what it may look like when a blood vessel in the brain bursts

Ruptured Brain Aneurysm: 8 Warning Signs

An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel or artery due to weakening in the blood-vessel wall. There are many risk factors for an aneurysm and they can form in individuals with head injuries, blood infections, or hypertension. An aneurysm itself may present no symptoms at all, but complications arise when it ruptures — especially in the brain. Here are the warning signs of a ruptured brain aneurysm.

A Sudden and Severe Headache

The most telling sign of a ruptured brain aneurysm is a splitting or thunderclap headache that comes suddenly, usually described as “the worst headache ever." If you or someone you know has this kind of headache, call for medical attention or visit the emergency room immediately.

Heatstroke: When to Call 911 & How to Prevent It in the First Place

Each year about 700 people die of heatstroke in the U.S.

We all fantasize about those long summer walks on the beach, the refreshing drinks by the pool, and the delicious outdoor BBQs with family and friends (well, not all family perhaps). However, all that glistens is not gold. Particularly on those hot, sunny days, we must all be vigilant to avoid those painful sunburns (please wear sunblock even on cloudy days) and incur a life-threatening heatstroke.

WHAT IS HEATSTROKE?

Heatstroke (one word, not two) is a condition when your body dangerously overheats to the point where it can cause damage to your brain, kidneys, muscles and your heart. In fact, each year in the United States, about 700 people die from heatstroke. There are two types of heatstroke.

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