Aneurysms are ballooning of the artery in one part which causes the walls in this area to become weak. This abnormal swelling in the artery makes the walls of the artery thin and there is a possibility of its rupturing. The legs, pelvic area and abdomen are supplied with blood through the aorta which is a large artery.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Though the exact cause of the disease, aneurysm cannot be pin pointed, the risks factors are many. This especially affects the male gender. Other factors, which lead to Abdominal aortic aneurysm are genetic factors and emphysema, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking and hyper tension or high blood pressure. The abdominal aortic aneurysm, which can Read the rest of this entry »