Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation recognizing September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
“We are honored that Governor DeSantis has issued the proclamation for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month,” said Olivia Hoblit, President and Founder of the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation. “Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. Just like a heart attack or a stroke, a ruptured brain aneurysm is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Awareness is the beginning of prevention, and we are tremendously grateful to Governor Ron DeSantis for his support in spreading awareness across Florida.”
The Governor’s proclamation shares important statistics about brain aneurysms, including the following:
More than 12 million people across the United States are estimated to have an undiagnosed brain aneurysm that could leave to serious medical threats or death;
When a brain aneurysm ruptures, it causes serious health problems such as hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage, coma, and commonly death;
Symptoms of a brain aneurysm before it ruptures include severe headaches, neck pain, abnormal pupil dilation, double vision, and passing out; and
Risk factors of having a brain aneurysm include smoking, high blood pressure or hypertension, family history, drug use, and traumatic head injury.