Can a brain aneurysm be prevented?

A few simple basics may help you avoid a brain aneurysm (also called a cerebral aneurysm) and/or help you receive essential and timely treatment.
  • Know the risk factors and create a lifestyle that helps you avoid an aneurysm in the first place.
  • If you are at risk for brain aneurysm, talk with your doctor about getting screened for early detection.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of both a brain aneurysm and a ruptured aneurysm and be certain your friends and family members do, too.
  • If you experience any of the symptoms, call 911 so you can receive treatment right away.

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