What groups of people are at risk for an aneurysm like the one that killed Jo Lindner?

An aneurysm has no symptoms until it begins to leak or bursts, putting the patient’s life at risk.

German-born bodybuilder Jo Lindner died last June 30 from an aneurysm, according to what was confirmed by his girlfriend, also a competitor known as Nicha.

“He passed away from an aneurysm…. I was there with him in the room, it happened too fast. Three days ago he was saying his neck was hurting…. We really didn’t realize until it was too late,” the young woman wrote on her Instagram account.

Jo Lindner was 30 years old at the time of her death from an aneurysm. It is unknown if he had any conditions that made him prone to the condition.

What is an aneurysm?

An aneurysm is basically an abnormal widening in a weakened part of an artery, which can burst and be dangerous to your health.

If not treated in time, this condition can be fatal (as in the case of the also influencer, known in networks as Joesthetics) because there is a risk of intermolecular bleeding or stroke, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The most common are cerebral aneurysms, although these can also develop in other parts of the body such as the major artery leading from the heart, behind the knee, the intestine or in the spleen.

Many of them do not present symptoms until they begin to leak or rupture. In this case, it is necessary to go immediately to the doctor for an assessment of the patient’s health.

This is what the ballooning of an artery due to an aneurysm looks like

This is what the ballooning of an artery due to an aneurysm looks like

Which people are prone to suffer from an aneurysm?

So far, there is no specific cause that can cause the thinning of the cerebral arteries and the generation of protrusions in them.

However, there are some risk factors that can make a person more prone to develop an aneurysm, and these may be due to the habits and lifestyle that a person leads, as well as certain hereditary factors and diseases that may be in the patient’s medical history.

According to the ABC Medical Center of Mexico City and the specialized site Mayo Clinic, the groups of people most prone to suffer from an aneurysm include the following:

  • People with a head injury.
  • People with addictions to substances such as tobacco or drugs, mainly cocaine.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Age (generally it can occur between 30 and 60 years of age).
  • People with arterial hypertension.
  • People with arterial malformations.
  • Having relatives who have suffered an aneurysm.
  • Having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which affects the blood vessels.
  • Having polycystic kidney disease, that is, fluid-filled sacs in the kidneys.
  • Having a cerebral arteriovenous malformation, where the veins and arteries of the brain are tangled.
  • Having narrowing of the aorta, called aortic coarctation.

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