Ailments & Conditions

Common Causes of a Brain Aneurysm

A brain aneurysm occurs when a bulge develops in the brain blood vessel. It may rupture or leak and lead to hemorrhagic stroke, also known as bleeding in the brain. This health issue typically happens in the area between the thin tissues and the brain. Without quick medical intervention, it would be dangerous. Many treatment options are available to reduce the symptoms and prevent future complications. In this article, we will list some common causes of a brain aneurysm that you should know.


Some genetic factors play a part in the development of brain aneurysms, but most people with this condition do not actually have a family history. When more than two family members have had brain aneurysms, either in the past or recently, make sure to heave a health check for any possibility. Most doctors suggest a screening every 5 years. Otherwise, the bulges can only be diagnosed when you do brain imaging for other purposes. At that point, it can be hard to treat and many complications may occur [1].