London, UK (PRWEB UK) 20 October 2013
For the fifth year running, a girls’ football team participated in the annual Brain Aneurysm Walk for Awareness, in honour of their coach who suffered a brain aneurysm six years ago, The Alternative Press reported September 27th. The article, “Team Walks for Coach Chiera and Brain Aneurysm Awareness,” noted that the girls and their coaches have each pledged money and will be walking to raise awareness about the dangers of what could have been a deadly ordeal for coach Danielle. Describing her recovery, Danielle commented, ‘I am very lucky to be here today and with no physical or mental disabilities.’ (http://thealternativepress.com/articles/team-walks-for-coach-chiera-and-brain-aneurysm-aw)
With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine investigated how brain aneurysms are treated. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘There are two main types of treatment for a brain aneurysm: preventative treatment, where an aneurysm is treated to prevent it from rupturing; and emergency treatment, where an aneurysm is repaired after it ruptures. The mainstay of preventative treatment is surgery, though as with any type of surgery, it carries a risk of complications, some of which are serious, such as brain damage or a stroke. Therefore, preventative surgery is usually only recommended if it’s thought that the risk of a rupture is significant enough to justify the risk of surgery.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2012/12/treating-a-brain-aneurysm/#sthash.cHiikcmx.dpuf)
Yourwellness Magazine explained that the decision to surgically repair an aneurysm will be based on a number of factors, such as age, and the size and location of the aneurysm. Yourwellness Magazine noted that if the risk of rupture is small then a policy of active observation is normally recommended. This means that the patient isn’t given immediate surgery, but will have regular check-ups so that the aneurysm can be carefully monitored. Yourwellness Magazine added that the patient may also be given medication to lower their blood pressure as well as discussing lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and reducing the amount of fat in their diet.
To find out more, visit the gateway to living well at http://www.yourwellness.com.