Risk Factors for a Brain Bleed


hypertension and smoking combined risks

hypertension and smoking combined risks

As well as having raised blood pressure, women who smoke are 20 times more likely to have a brain bleed compared to non-smoking men with safe blood pressure levels, as outlined by new research.

A haemorrhage is often caused by a ruptured aneurism, that is a blood-filled balloon-like pouch in the wall of a blood vessel. However, some do not ever rupture. Currently doctors are not able to determine those that will.

Probably the most common trigger of a haemorrhage is a burst aneurism. With the way things stand at this moment medical doctors are in general unable to inform ahead of time which of them will and which won’t.

This valuable study might help health professionals identify which men and women are prone to have a rupture of their aneurism and which, therefore, require treatment to stop a haemorrhage.

The research by Helsinki University Central Hospital and Australian School of Advanced Medicine demonstrates that the threat of a haemorrhage varies tremendously based on certain risk elements, like gender, smoking and blood pressure levels.

The study demonstrates that women smokers and individuals with hypertension would be the most likely to see their aneurism burst.

The research was the biggest ever undertaken into brain haemorrhage risk factors.

Additionally, it revealed 3 different risk factors:

  • Prior heart attack
  • A medical history of stroke in a person’s mother
  • Higher cholesterol in males

Previous research had shown that lifestyle factors have an impact on the life expectancy of brain haemorrhage survivors. However, it has now also been established that they also influence the risk of the haemorrhage occurring to begin with.

Previous studies have indicated that individuals with type 1 diabetes have an unusually high chance of brain haemorrhages that are not brought on by ruptured aneurisms.

Brain haemorrhages are deadly in 40 to 50 per cent of instances.

When the aneurism is discovered before it ruptures, it may be taken care of to prevent a haemorrhage.

‘We hope that our studies truly help doctors and patients, and are not only of interest around coffee tables on university campuses,’ says neurosurgeon Professor Miikka Korja, at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney.

Hypnotherapy is especially relevant to individuals within the high risk category as it is often successful in addressing both cigarette smoking and high blood pressure.

Hypnosis can assist people to bring down elevated blood pressure by using the Hypnotension programme, produced specifically to tackle the lifestyle components, including smoking, weight, drinking, salt intake and stress. Many of these are just some of the lifestyle factors which are recognised to cause and maintain elevated blood pressure.

If you have either elevated blood pressure levels and/or smoke cigarettes, telephone or email me here and I will be delighted to aid you with both.

As a certified Hypnotension practitioner, I have experience with enabling clients to lessen their high blood pressure levels and also aiding individuals to get rid of smoking.

During October, I am offering 20% off a Stoptober smoking cessation session. Contact me at http://nurturinglifehypnotherapy.com/contact-2/ or email carolyn@nurturinglifehypnotherapy.com to schedule a session.

This entry was posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 14:00 and is filed under Article.

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