Abdominal aortic aneurysm
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There are usually no early symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A screening test can spot an aneurysm if you're at risk of them.
Things that increase your risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm include being a man over 65, smoking and having high blood pressure.
Treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is usually only needed if there's a risk it could burst. Large aneurysms can be treated with surgery.
You can reduce your risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthily, cutting down on alcohol and not smoking.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the main blood vessel running from your heart to your tummy. It can be dangerous if it's not spotted early.
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