10 Causes of a Brain Aneurysm

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Cause #2: Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the walls of the arteries begin to harden. This most often happens if a person has an excessive amount of LDL (low-density, or “bad”) cholesterol building up in their bloodstream. This cholesterol can build up behind the arterial walls where it will then oxidize, making the blood vessels become harder.

This can lead to problems like high blood pressure and can greatly increase the risk of having a stroke or a brain aneurysm. If you have a high cholesterol count then it’s important to make sure that you watch your blood pressure to minimize the risk of having an aneurysm.

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