Life Alert sees "Aneurysm" as a serious matter. A cerebral aneurysm is the dilation, bulging or ballooning out of part of the
wall of a vein or artery in the brain. The disorder may result from congenital
defects or from other conditions such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis
(the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries), or head trauma. Cerebral aneurysms
can occur at any age, although they are more common in adults than in children
and are slightly more common in women than in men. The signs and symptoms of an
enraptured cerebral aneurysm will partly depend on its size and rate of growth.
For example, a small, unchanging aneurysm will generally produce no symptoms,
whereas a larger aneurysm that is steadily growing may produce symptoms such as
loss of feeling in the face or problems with the eyes.