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An aneurism is a permanent swelling in the wall of an artery. The strain of blood passing through can force part of a weakened artery to expand outward, forming a thin-skinned blister or sack.

What to look for

Although most of the aneurism have no characteristic, in some of the cases the following symptoms may occur:
Serious ripping or thumping type of pain, or a lump anywhere in your body where blood vessels can be found. Pain in the stomach or lower back stretching into the groin and your legs may signal an abdominal aneurism, which you can sometimes see or you felt a pounding lump and maybe accompanied by weight loss or loss of appetite. A pain in the chest, hoarseness, persistent coughing, and difficulty swallowing may indicate a thoracic aneurism. If there is a pounding sensation or lump directly behind the knee that may indicate a peripheral aneurism… The knee is the most common site for this type of aneurism, especially if you are a smokers. A intense headache or very serious migraine followed by radiating neck pain, may be indicating a dissecting or rupturing berry, aneurism in the head. .Dissecting aneurism, most commonly describe by severe pain, can also develop elsewhere in the body and are always an emergency situation. The serious threat that an aneurism presence is that it will burst and cause you to have a stroke or life threatening hemorrhage, even if it doesn't rupture, a large aneurism can obstruct circulation and urge unwanted blood clot formation.


Any condition that causes the arterial walls to weaken or to deteriorate can result in an aneurism. One of the most common culprits are atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Penetrating wounds and inflammations can also lead to an aneurism. Some of the types, such as berry aneurism, are the real result of congenital, or weakness in artery walls, inherited. Research has shown that smoking and a high fat diet may cause or worsen this problem.

Dietary Considerations


Dietary changes that lowers the blood pressure and slows atherosclerosis may help to prevent an aneurism from unfolding. A low fat diet is all so necessary.

When to seek further professional advice

If you have been suffering from any of the above symptoms of if you are suspecting that you have an aneurism.

Alternative/Natural Treatments


Following these treatments. all essentially intended to suppress aneurism and should be practiced along with, not instead of, your doctor's orders
: For a medium, partially benign aneurism, a professional homeopath might recommend Baryta carbonica.
Mind/Body Therapy :meditation, massaging and yoga can be exceptionally helpful for this problem.
Herbal Treatments : fish oils, tea made of linden, garlic, hawthorn and nettle as well as a
chamomile tea can be of help.

Traditional Treatment


There is only one way to get rid of an aneurism, and that is to surgically removed it. This can be a very risky but it is highly effective when successful. Sometimes but, however, surgery is impossible, it may pose more danger than what the aneurism would. Drug Therapy and Careful monitoring may then be the best course. See your doctor.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-17