What to know about an aortic aneurysm, Grant Wahl's cause of death 

By priyanka

December 15,2022

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“These aneurysms are usually age related, occurring most commonly in people ages 65 and older,” Carroll says. In addition to age, other risk factors include: High blood pressure.

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Who is most likely to get an aortic aneurysm?

Anyone can have AAA, but if you are a male age 65 or older or have a history of smoking, you are at greater risk. An aortic aneurysm occurs when part of the aortic wall becomes damaged or weakened, allowing it to bulge outward. If it ruptures, you are at risk for life-threatening bleeding 

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Can a healthy person get an aortic aneurysm?

High blood pressure, which is the leading risk factor for thoracic aortic aneurysms but also a risk factor for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Bacterial infections, which are a risk factor for thoracic aortic aneurysms. Kidney conditions, such as renal failure, chronic kidney disease, and polycystic kidney disease. Obesity. 

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What increases risk of aortic aneurysm?

The most common symptom is general belly pain or discomfort, which may come and go or be constant. Other symptoms may include: Pain in the chest, belly (abdomen), lower back, or flank (over the kidneys). It may spread to the groin, buttocks, or legs. 

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Are there warning signs before an aortic aneurysm?

Background— Aneurysm expansion rate is an important indicator of the potential risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture. Stress within the AAA wall is also thought to be a trigger for its rupture.

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Can stress cause aortic aneurysm?

High blood pressure can place increased pressure on the walls of the blood vessels inside the brain, potentially increasing your chances of developing an aneurysm. You're more likely to develop high blood pressure if you: are overweight. have a relative with high blood pressure.

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What is the number one cause of aneurysm?

Brain aneurysms can occur in anyone and at any age. They are most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 60 and are more common in women than in men. People with certain inherited disorders are also at higher risk

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What age is prone to aneurysm?