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Scientists identify 8 aneurysm brain triggers

Scientists have found eight triggers that could increase the chances of having an aneurysm.

May 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dutch scientists have identified eight triggers that could increase the chances of having an aneurysm.

An aneurysm is defined as a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery. While some people are pre-disposed to them, researchers reveal factors that could contribute to rupturing a brain aneurysm:

  • Coffee consumption


  • Vigorous physical exercise


  • Blowing your nose


  • Sexual intercourse


  • Straining to defecate


  • Cola consumption


  • Being startled


  • Being angry

All are thought to cause a sudden increase in blood pressure, but experts say avoiding most triggers just isn't realistic.