Right now, one-million Americans are walking around with a Triple A and they don’t even realize it. By understanding the risk factors, you can be prepared to take action! While the exact causes are not clear, risk factors associated with this condition include:
Age – Individuals over the age of 60 are most likely to develop this condition
Gender – AAAs are between five to ten times more common in men than in women
Family history of AAA
Smoking or a history of smoking
High blood pressure
Because AAA often has no warning signs, a preventive screening is an effective way to detect a potentially life-threatening aneurysm early enough for your physician to take corrective action.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is the third leading cause of sudden death in men over 60 in the U.S.. Fortunately, most AAAs can be detected through a simple, ultrasound screening. Because AAA often has no warning signs, a preventive screening is an effective way to detect a potentially life-threatening aneurysm early enough for your physician to take corrective action.
The screening test is quick and painless, involving a simple ultrasound on the abdomen, similar to a pregnancy ultrasound. In just a few minutes, the images produced will help your doctor “see” inside and determine if an AAA is present.
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Dr. Anna Marie and her Greenovation team redefine a 40 yr old energy draining home; Olympic Figure Skater Kimmie Meissner is back on the ice, and Chef Ulrich has a balanced but not bland recipe and how a senior K-9 team is taking a bite out of crime.
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Dr. Anna Marie selects a new slick metal photovoltaic system to harvest the sun; Exercise Expert Cathe Friedrich redefines her work out routine as she enters her boomer years, and Progress report on Dr. Anna Marie's rescue dog Bucca's leg surgery.