9/21/21 @ 8:30 a.m. - At the Monday, September 13th meeting, the Board approved Resolution No. 2021-174 proclaiming the month of September 2021 as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in Nassau County, FL.
Each year, about 30,000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year, at the rate of about 1 rupture every 18 minutes. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases and of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit.
An unruptured brain aneurysm usually has no symptoms, however they can become enlarged and press on the nerves in the brain resulting in blurred or double vision, a drooping eyelid, a dilated pupil, pain above or behind one eye, and weakness and/or numbness. A ruptured brain aneurysm can cause sudden symptoms including sudden, severe headache, nausea/vomiting, stiff neck, double or blurred vision, sensitivity to light, seizure, drooping eyelid, a dilated pupil, pain above or behind the eye, loss of consciousness, confusion, weakness and/or numbness.
Non-profit organizations such as the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation raise awareness and funding to support neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions. During Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, residents are encouraged to become familiar with the warning signs and symptoms so you can ensure they are diagnosed and treated quickly.
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