Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAINS AHEAD“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Brain Aneurysm
B – Blood Pressure: Hypertension is a significant risk factor.
R – Relative: A family history of brain aneurysms increases your risk.
A – Age: Being over 40 years old is a risk factor.
I – Inflammation: Conditions like vasculitis can increase the risk.
N – Nicotine: Smoking is a well-established risk factor.
S – Substance Abuse: Cocaine and amphetamines can increase the risk.
A – Arterial Wall Defects: Conditions like arteriovenous malformations can be a risk factor.
H – Head Trauma: A history of head injury can increase the risk.
E – Estrogen: Hormonal factors can play a role, especially in women.
A – Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor.
D – Diabetes: Poorly controlled diabetes may increase the risk.