Having a migraine can really ruin your day! But, what if there is something more serious laying behind that painful headache? Brain aneurysms can start off by feeling like the worst headache you could possibly imagine. And, if left untreated, brain aneurysms are often fatal. But, what exactly is an aneurysm? An aneurysm is a weakened spot in the blood vessel walls that can cause bulges in the blood vessels. Typical aneurysms most commonly occur in the aorta of the heart, but brain aneurysms are common as well.
It can be hard to tell the difference between a brain aneurysm and a normal headache or a migraine. But, if a brain aneurysm ruptures, you would feel an immediate and extremely severe headache. Lee Broadway is a 41-year-old woman from North Carolina who no stranger to migraines. However, one day Lee’s husband, Eric, said his wife was having the worst headache of her life and so they immediately went to the hospital. It soon became clear that Lee suffered a brain aneurysm. And, sadly, Lee passed away two days later. Our prayers are with her family.
Now, there are a few warning signs that can indicate a brain aneurysm. Make sure to pay close attention to these warning signs so you can differentiate a normal headache from a potentially deadly brain aneurysm. Look out for an excruciating headache unlike you’ve ever felt, overly and suddenly sensitive to light, seizures, a constant feeling of nausea and the urge to vomit, blurred or double vision, drooping eyelids all of a sudden, a stiff neck in an instant, feeling numb in the face, a remarkably sharp pain above or behind a single eye, like a stab, losing consciousness, and, seemingly hearing noises similar to explosions or gunshots.
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