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Understanding Aneurysm in Children and What Should Be Done

Imagine a time bomb ticking inside a box; that's how you can describe aneurysm in the brain. One would never know when it will explode and when it does could either leave temporary or permanent damages. The 'explosion' of aneurysm is called a rupture. While aneurysm in children occurs, it is not as often and common like in adults. Though it rarely happens in children, its effects can just be as deadly and as damaging as that in adults.
[font=Verdana, sans-serif]Aneurysm is the widening of blood vessels due to the weakening of its walls. As the vessels continue to balloon, there is a greater chances of it rupturing or bursting. Aneurysm can occur in any part of the body where there are blood vessels but it is most dangerous when it 'breaks' in the brain. Ruptures can lead to stroke, brain damage or death.[/font]
Fortunately for parents today, they can [url=]speak to a doctor directly[/url] without leaving their house in case they start noticing something amiss with your child.
[b]Causes of Aneurysm in Children[/b]
[font=Verdana, sans-serif]Hypertension, smoking, and drinking are the three main factors that cause aneurysm in adults. In the case of children, habits which are not normal are what cause it. When a child has aneurysm, this is likely due to a genetic disorder like polycystic kidney disease. This is a condition where the kidney is full of cysts. Another disorder that could be a contributing factor in a child's development of aneurysm is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is basically characterized by tissues and blood vessels being damaged.[/font]
[b]Signs of Pediatric or Child Aneurysm[/b]
[font=Verdana, sans-serif]The main symptom of child aneurysm is an intense or excruciating pain in the head. It is too intense that one can distinguish it from the common headaches that they experience which happen a week or two before the rupture. Despite the advancement in the world of medicine, doctors still do not have any way in predicting aneurysm rupture. Besides headache, children may also get stiff neck and experience nausea. Sensitivity to light may also be observed in a child. Seizures may also likely to happen in some cases.[/font]
When you notice any of these [url=]symptoms[/url], talk to a doctor right away. A CT scan or MRI is usually ran during the diagnosis.
[b]Treatment for Pediatric Aneurysm[/b]
Many want to [url=]become a doctor[/url] to help as many children as they can. The best way to treat child aneurysm is through surgical removal. Such a procedure though is delayed for the meantime when a child falls in a state of coma. Operation resumes when the condition of the child is not too risky anymore. As a way to prevent seizures due to aneurysm, a child patient is given anti-seizure medications. In the event that rupture has taken place, a device used to drain blood and other fluid off from the brain is implanted into the skull.
[font=Verdana, sans-serif]Aneurysm in children is a serious thing to deal with. When you see even the slightest hint of child aneurysm, it should urgently be acted upon. The best way to save one from the fatal risk of it is seeking professional help the very day a child experiences abnormalities and pains.[/font]

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