Diabetes and Aneurysms

Diabetes and Aneurysms come in different types. Diabetes can cause this complication along with strokes.

Though the brain is the most common area there are also:

Peripheral types occur within the arteries. These can occur in the back of the thigh in the knee area. The area of the groin is another location as well as the carotid artery. These are not likely to rupture, although clots can form and block blood flow.

Diabetes and Aneurysms Symptoms

Abdominal types are the ones that slowly develop over a period of several years. This is another problem Doctors can sometimes tell when they feel a pulsating mass on examinations. The signs of this can also include:

A penetrating pain that is deep in the back or on the abdomen side.

A pain in your abdomen that will go on for many hours or weeks.

You may have a feeling that is either cold or numb. There may also be a tingling in the feet. This is due to the blood flow that has trouble reaching where it should in the lower extremeties

Cerebral Aneurysms

Cerebral aneurysms are those that happen in a brain artery. These are often silent, and when ready to rupture, give a warning sign of a severe headache. This is the main symptom. They will cause a stroke after rupturing, and easily lead to death. And with diabetes and aneurysms, they need to be looked at quickly or death can result.


Stiffness in the neck

If you are having any of these symptoms, it is wise to seek medical treatment quickly where you can get help quickly. Women have more chances of a cerebral occurance than men.

Thoracic Aneurysms

These are the types in the chest that also have no symptoms with them unless the affected area begins to leak or grow. You might have:

Jaw pain

Neck or upper back pain

A cough or breathing problem, and maybe a hoarse voice

Emergency symptoms are like those of a cerebral event, but are more severe. If you are having the above symptoms with intensity, see your doctor for early diagnosis.


This medical problem just might be found during a check-up you are having. A lot of times x-rays for something else may see it, or other tests you are having such as an ultrasound or CT scan for a different reason. Treatments before problems begin can be done before an emergency event.

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