High blood pressure isn’t doing your body any favours. In fact, left unchecked, it could lead to serious health complications.
Persistent high blood pressure can injure blood vessels that are responsible for transporting blood, oxygen and vitamins around the body.
This can lead to health complications, such as an aneurysm.
What’s an aneurysm?
An aneurysm is the enlargement of an artery caused by weakened arterial walls.
Intracranial aneurysms develop in arteries that supply blood to the brain.
They’re also known as “berry” aneurysms due to their appearance.
Catastrophically, an aneurysm rupture in this artery can be fatal.
And, sadly, Medical News Today added that 66 percent of those who do survive will experience a resulting neurological impairment or disability.
Ruptured cerebral aneurysms are the most common cause of a stroke, medically known as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).
Unlike an aorta aneurysm, a surgeon will be highly dissuaded against surgery on an unruptured brain aneurysm.
This is because the potential risk of brain damage is significantly high.
Peripheral aneurysms are less likely to rupture than aortic aneurysm, and take place in arteries that supply blood to the neck, groin, intestines, spleen and kidneys.