How can a brain aneurysm growth or new aneurysm formation be prevented?

Once an aneurysm is found, it is not expected to resolve on its own. However, aneurysm growth, change, risk of aneurysm rupture, or new aneurysm formation can be reduced by having a healthy lifestyle. Steps you can take include:

  • Quit smoking.
  • Exercise regularly (and moderately) without excessive heavy lifting.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Get help for alcohol or drug use disorder and don’t use cocaine or other stimulant drugs.
  • Control high blood pressure with medications and lifestyle changes.

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