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What are the complications of a ruptured brain aneurysm?

When a brain aneurysm ruptures, it releases blood in the space around the brain, which can lead to life-threatening complications, such as a stroke.

The occurrence of brain aneurysms has multiple causes, such as atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, trauma, and abnormal blood flow to the area in question. Oftentimes, they do not require treatment, as they do not pose a danger to the life of the patient.

However, when a brain aneurysm ruptures, which can happen due to factors such as lifting heavy weights or experiencing intense emotions, it releases blood in the space around the brain. The health complications which can stem from a ruptured brain aneurysm include hemorrhagic stroke, reduced blood flow to the brain, spinal fluid leaking in the brain, permanent brain damage, coma, and seizures.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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