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How does an aneurysm change my lifestyle?

If you have an aortic aneurysm, it's important to follow your treatment plan and have ongoing medical care. Early diagnosis and treatment help prevent many cases of rupture and dissection.
Aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Thus, people who are at high risk for aneurysms may need routine screening to find and monitor an aneurysm.
If you have a small aneurysm that isn't causing pain, you may not need treatment. However, you may need routine tests to make sure the aneurysm isn't getting bigger.
Your doctor may prescribe medicines to treat your aneurysm. Medicines can lower your blood pressure, relax your blood vessels, and reduce the risk of rupture. Take all of your medicines exactly as your doctor prescribes.
This answer from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has been reviewed and/or edited by Dr. William D. Knopf.

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