The goal of abdominal aortic aneurysm testing is to find aneurysms early and monitor or treat them. AAA testing does not look for other health and wellness conditions. The aorta is the major artery that supplies blood to your body. As you grow older, the wall of the aorta in your abdominal area can end up being weak and balloon out. This is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm or AAA. Men are 6 times most likely to have this type of aneurysm than women. Aneurysms can take place in all men. There's a higher chance if: you're aged 65 and over; you smoke; you have high cholesterol; you have high blood pressure; your sis, sibling or parent has had an aneurysm. Cigarette smoking; High blood pressure; Male sex; Genetic factors; An abdominal aortic aneurysm is most typically seen in men over age 60 that have several risk elements. Aneurysms can develop slowly over years, frequently without symptoms. Symptoms may begin rapidly if the aneurysm broadens swiftly, rips open or leakages blood within the wall of the vessel. Pain in the abdominal area or back. The pain may be serious, abrupt, relentless, or continuous. The aorta, the biggest artery in the body, is a capillary that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart. The part of the aorta that exists deep inside the abdomen, right in front of the spine, is called the abdominal aorta. In other patients that experience symptoms and seek clinical attention, a medical professional may have the ability to feel a pulsating aorta or listen to abnormal audios in the abdomen with the stethoscope.
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