Aneurysm – Types, Symptoms & Causes


An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or pocket that develops along a blood vessel. Aneurysms can occur in blood vessels anywhere in the body but most occur along the aorta and blood vessels in the brain.

Ruptured aneurysms are potentially life-threatening, especially those in the brain and aorta. While all aneurysms carry the risk of rupture, not all eventually burst. If you have an aneurysm, it is important to make lifestyle adjustments that reduce the risk of rupture. In some cases, surgery may be used to treat the aneurysm before it ruptures.

Aneurysms may heal on their own, but this is a very rare occurrence [1]. It only happens in aneurysms that were low-risk, to begin with. It may happen where blood flow is so slow it eventually clots and seals off the pocket or balloon along the vessel. If you have an aneurysm, it is best to assume it will never go away on its own.

In this article, you will learn what you need to know about this condition. It will cover the types, symptoms, and factors that expose you to this condition.