An Aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge. It is located in the wall of the major blood vessels called the aorta. The aorta or the blood vessels carry blood from the heart through your body. Aortic aneurysm is a condition of an enlargement of the aorta causing the blood vessel to function abnormally.
An aortic aneurysm occurs if the walls of the blood vessels become weak. The pressure inside of the blood vessel causes the blood to overflow. This aneurysm can cause danger to your health
Aortic Aneurysm works in 2 different ways:
TYPES OF AN AORTIC ANEURYSM
The Aortic Aneurysm has two different types which can occur in our body.
Signs and Symptoms of Thoracic Aneurysm may experience having:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm mostly happens in men among the age of 65 and older. This condition is caused by the thickness of the aorta. A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause a life-threatening and a serious internal bleeding.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm doesn’t have any symptoms. But if the symptoms occur the symptoms include:
A Peripheral Aneurysm – this is found in the arteries. It occurs in the neck, groin, and behind the knees.
RISK FACTORS FOR AN AORTIC ANEURYSM
The risk factors of aortic aneurysm are the following:
Being unhealthy may have a risk of having an aortic aneurysm especially people who have the disease listed above. Anyone with Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may have a higher risk of having an Aortic Aneurysm.
TREATING AORTIC ANEURYSM
There are two ways to treat a person with an Aortic Aneurysm. These are the surgery and medication. Prescribed medicine can lower your high blood pressure and cholesterol level. These may help you lower your risk of having this condition. If the symptoms persist you may consult a doctor for a surgery.