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.

Light Sensitivity

Eye pain and light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is another key warning sign.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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