aneurysm Your body is composed of a complex network of veins, arteries, organs, and countless other systems that keep the person that is you alive and thriving. As such, keeping it in the best shape possible should always be a priority throughout your daily life. But with that said, many things can go wrong with your body, both in and out of your control. One such condition is known as an aneurysm.

An aneurysm is basically a weakened or expanded portion of an artery somewhere in your body. And as complex as your body is, you can likely already deduce that there are various types of aneurysms that could possibly affect different parts of your body. The three types of aneurysms include:

Aortic Aneurysms

One of the most common types of aneurysm is an aortic aneurysm. As the name suggests, these types of aneurysms occur within the aorta, the major artery that leads out of your heart. Within the category of aortic aneurysms, there are two classifications: abdominal and thoracic—the former being one which forms along the artery toward your abdomen and the latter being an aneurysm that forms in your chest, closer to your heart.

Cerebral Aneurysms

Cerebral aneurysms—better known by their more common name, brain aneurysms—are those that form in one of the many arteries that encircle or run through your brain. These brain aneurysms typically manifest as tiny sacks of blood that stem from the main artery, which are harmless until ruptured, as is common with all aneurysms.

There are also carotid aneurysms, which are those that appear specifically in the blood vessels that transport blood to your brain—as well as the face and neck.

Peripheral Aneurysms

Finally, there are peripheral aneurysms. This is a blanket term to refer to the variety of other locations in which aneurysms may appear. For example, in this category, there are popliteal aneurysms, which are those that form in the main artery behind your knee. Likewise, there are splenic artery aneurysms that, as you may have guessed, affect your spleen.

Find Treatment for Your Aneurysm at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

If you’re concerned that you may have a worrisome aneurysm or are looking for the best care possible to have one treated, then reach out to Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center today at one of their convenient locations—serving Port Jefferson Station (631-476-9100), Hauppauge (631-979-0222), and Riverhead, NY (631-591-9003).

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