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Scary Signs of a Brain Aneurysm Everyone Should Know

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Judy Koutsky of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 7: A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. It's been described as looking like a berry hanging from a stem. While most aneurysms don't rupture or create health problems, those that do trigger bleeding into the brain result in a hemorrhagic stroke. Strokes can lead to serious consequences and are life-threatening. Make sure you're aware of the easy-to-miss signs of a stroke.If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, immediately call an ambulance or have someone take you to the ER—don't drive yourself. Check out why brain cancer and these 6 other cancers are tricky to detect early.

What exactly is a brain aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. It's been described as looking like a berry hanging from a stem. While most aneurysms don't rupture or create health problems, those that do trigger bleeding into the brain result in a hemorrhagic stroke. Strokes can lead to serious consequences and are life-threatening. Make sure you're aware of the easy-to-miss signs of a stroke.If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, immediately call an ambulance or have someone take you to the ER—don't drive yourself. Check out why brain cancer and these 6 other cancers are tricky to detect early.
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