Aneurysm or Stroke?


"Aneurysm” & “Stroke” are terms often used interchangeably. Both are critical conditions affecting the brain, but note that they are separate conditions, and must never be confused with one another.

ANEURYSM:
A weakened artery that may result to a bulging blood vessel than can lead to bleeding in the brain.

STROKE:
Blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly cut off, due to a weakened blood vessel causing an artery to
become blocked (Ischemic stroke) or bleeding (Hemorrhagic Stroke).

SYMPTOMS

STROKE

Sudden severe headache.
Sudden Trouble walking.
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
Sudden numbness of face, arms, legs, especially on one side of the body.


ANEURYSM

RUPTURED ANEURYSM

Sudden Severe Headache
Loss of Consciousness
Seizures

UNRUPTURED ANEURYSM
Headache/Pain behind or above the eye
Blurred Vision
Dizziness

PREVENTION


Quit Smoking / Tobacco
Drink alcohol in moderation
Eat healthier foods & limit saturated fat
Treat obstructive Sleep Apnea, if present
Control high blood pressure (hypertension)
Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight
Control diabetes
Avoid Illicit drugs

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