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Diagnosed with cerebral brain aneurysm. Recovering alcoholic with drug addiction. History stroke. Could the aneurysm be due to the drugs and alcohol?

I was diagnosed with a Cebral Brain Aneurysm in May 2012. Anerysm removed in Feb. 2013. Long story short, I am a recovering alcoholic. In 2011 my choices became quite erratic, sold my home moved, 3 mths later moved back and returned to my job. I was working in Health Care. I couldn t settle my self or make any choices or committ to them. In March of 2012 I began drinking alcohol & smoking pot after 7 years of sobriety. In May of 2012 I had a stroke and of course ended up at the hospital where I had a CT scan & aneurysm was found. Could the Cebral Aneurysm caused my erratic behavior? kind regards
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I understand your problem
Aneurysms may result from congenital defects, preexisting conditions such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries), or head trauma. Alcoholism per se may not be directly responsible for cerebral aneurysm formation.
Hope this clarifies

Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Nrayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
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Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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