While it’s reasonable to put one’s trust in Seattle health care workers, every day errors and oversights are made that can greatly imperil the health and well-being of patients. This is particularly true when it comes to brain aneurysms, as the symptoms associated with this disorder can mimic that of many other conditions. Accordingly, knowing the common signs of a brain aneurysm is essential to getting the proper treatment in a timely manner.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms one experiences are largely dependent on what type of aneurysm it is. For instance, bleeding or leaking aneurysms usually result in a headache of extreme severity that appears suddenly. The sudden onset of a severe headache is also associated with ruptured aneurysms, among many other symptoms.
Those suffering from ruptured aneurysms often experience vision problems (such as blurring or double vision), nausea that can also entail vomiting, seizures, confusion and loss of consciousness. In all cases, a headache that seems more intense than normal should be immediately assessed by an emergency medical professional. A leaking aneurysm is often soon followed by a rupture, which can have devastating consequences.
In some cases an aneurysm can be unruptured. As stated by the Brain Injury Foundation, a less intense, localized headache is common in this instance, as is pupil dilation and pain directly above or behind one’s eye. The person afflicted may also be unable to speak properly, and will often complain of a weakened or numb feeling. However, these symptoms usually only present when the unruptured aneurysm is large in size. This can put pressure on the nerves in the brain, which in turn will result in the above symptoms.