Some of the recommendations are no smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels in blood.
An aneurism is a dilatation in the shape of a globe that occurs on the brain arteries, the aorta, the left ventricle or on leg blood vessels, the groin, the neck, the intestine and the spleen.
It is due to certain diseases, traumas or genetic, congenital or inherited conditions that result in the weakening or damage of artery walls, which being unable to support the normal pressure of passing blood, dilatate too much.
Not all aneurisms are dangerous, but the Institute of Heart, Lungs and Blood explains that when an artery dilatates in excess, an aneurism can enlarge and explode, producing an internal hemorrhage that can even lead to death.
If an aneurism occurs on body surface, it can be detected through a physical exploration because it is a palpable mass and, in addition, produces pain and swelling. If an aneurism occurs in the internal part of the body or in the brain, it is asymptomatic, and is then detected through basic X rays of thorax or abdomen or by means of ultrasound.
In order to prevent an aneurism, the Texas Heart Institute refers that it is necessary to avoid atherosclerosis (an accumulation of fat plate on arteries), high blood pressure, frequently smoking, traumas (deep injuries and lesions) or infections of blood vessels.
However, sometimes an aneurism occurs as a result of congenital anomalies (diseases from birth), inherited diseases such as the Marfan Syndrome or the presence of a defective gen.