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Preventing brain aneurysms thanks to knowledge of your DNA

A brain aneurysm, also referred to as a cerebral aneurysm, is a bulging, weak area in the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. Over time the bulge can grow in size and start to leak or rupture, resulting in a brain haemorrhage. Haemorrhages are more common in women than men and often affect people aged between 40 and 60. High blood pressure, smoking and obesity increase the risk of a brain haemorrhage resulting from an aneurysm.

Preventing abdominal aortic aneurysms thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Abdominal aortic aneurysms and heredity

The risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Preventing brain aneurysms

Preventing brain aneurysms

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of brain aneurysms. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent brain aneurysms. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of brain aneurysms

Want to reduce the risk of brain aneurysms?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including brain aneurysms. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of brain aneurysms, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights

If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of brain aneurysms even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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