We can all recall a day when we pushed through our day, but honestly felt unwell. I’m not referring to the sprain wrist that later you discovered it was broken. Simply due to waiting to see how it felt later in the day. Once examined the so called sprain, actually a break. The concern I have is the inner organs we might underplay as nothing serious. That can result in critical, life threatening effects or death. When we “felt” we’re to busy or didn’t have the time to seek medical attention. Later, is to late simply being busy, won’t wait for an anerysum. No matter if it’s a simple headache or a slight tingle in the jaw or shoulder, those could be warning signs. What we see on the outside is visible to notice what may need attention. What about the internal pain or aches, that aren’t visual? Those major organs that keep us breathing and alive? It can be scary that those little pains or tingling within us can be silent. Symptoms and warning signs aren’t available – or visible til it’s to late.
We are often more comfortable discussing our physical health rather than mental health, but there is a very important link between the two. An aneurysm is one such example that may not be seen on the outside, but can have profound effects both physically and mentally. When it comes to our health, it’s important to be aware of any potential warning signs that something could be wrong. An aneurysm is a dangerous medical condition where a weakened section of an artery wall bulges or balloons out due to increased pressure. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of an aneurysm so you can get help right away if you are experiencing them.
- visual disturbances, such as loss of vision or double vision
- pain above or around your eye
- numbness or weakness on 1 side of your face
- difficulty speaking
- loss of balance
- difficulty concentrating or problems with short-term memory
The most common sign of an aneurysm is a severe headache. Other potential symptoms include blurred vision, stiff neck, pain in the back or abdomen, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness and confusion. In some cases, these symptoms may be accompanied by seizures or changes in blood pressure. Aneurysms can be life-threatening medical conditions, so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of one. The most common sign of an aneurysm is a sudden, intense headache – described as “the worst headache of your life” – that comes on without warning. Other potential signs include pain behind the eyes, feeling faint or weak, difficulty speaking or seeing clearly, a stiff neck, nausea or vomiting, and a change in alertness.
It’s also important to note that mental health can play a role in aneurysms. Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety are risk factors for developing aneurysms, due to increased stress levels that put more strain on blood vessels. A lack of sleep and poor diet choices can also lead to aneurysm formation over time. Those with high levels of stress and anxiety have been found to have higher rates of aneurysms than those without such psychological issues. Anxiety has been linked with higher blood pressure which can put more strain on your arteries and weaken them over time – making them more prone to rupturing and causing a deadly aneurysm. When left untreated, an aneurysm can cause serious damage to vital organs in the body such as the brain, kidneys, heart and lungs. There are various treatment options depending on the type of aneurysm you have, but some require surgery in order to repair any damaged tissue or relieve pressure caused by a ruptured blood vessel. It is best to talk with your doctor about which treatment plan would be best for your individual situation.
Therefore, it’s essential for both physical and mental well-being that any sign or symptom that could indicate an underlying medical condition such as an aneurysm is taken seriously and discussed with a doctor. If you experience any potential symptoms of an aneurysm it’s critical to seek immediate medical attention before it causes serious complications or worse yet – death. Additionally, taking care of your mental health should be top priority since poor mental health has been shown to increase the risk of developing this dangerous condition. It’s scary to know that healthy and unhealthy individuals don’t always get warning signs. What’s happening on the outside of the body can differ from the inside of our body. What we can’t see, is the possibility of an aneurysm that can happen at any given time. These conditions can be in the brain, heart, lungs, legs, or silenced with no warning.⚠️
The most common symptom of a heart anerysum is general belly pain or discomfort, which may come and go or be constant. Other symptoms may include: Pain in the chest, belly (abdomen), lower back, or flank (over the kidneys). It may spread to the groin, buttocks, or legs.
- Back pain
- Weak, scratchy voice (hoarseness)
- Shortness of breath
- Tenderness or pain in the chest
Notice the symptoms don’t necessarily point to the heart or brain. The severity of pain or continuous effects can indicate a serious concern. A common belly ache could be life threatening. The connection is more profound than one may want to acknowledge, since we are busy. Busy don’t wait for warning signs that result in death. Understand the effects your experiencing, is it more serious than you intended? Is the pain different than ordinary pain in the past? You matter, so know when immediate attention is required.
Overall, understanding the signs of aneurysms and its connection to mental health is key to managing your overall health and wellbeing. By recognizing symptoms early on, you can get treatment as soon as possible and prevent long-term consequences from occurring. If you experience any of these symptoms or suspect that something might be wrong, seek medical help immediately!
Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋