Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

Aneurysms can cause a stroke or even death. Learn about some common causes of aneurysms and how to prevent them.

0:00 Introduction
0:54 Types of aneurysms
1:52 Aneurysm causes
4:36 Preventing aneurysms

In this video, we’re going to talk about aneurysms. There are typically no early aneurysm symptoms or signs, so they often occur without warning.

An aneurysm is a bulging dilation of the vascular system. There are no symptoms until it ruptures, leading to a hole in the artery. If this occurs in the brain, it’s known as a brain aneurysm, which can cause a stroke.

Aneurysms can occur in the brain (brain aneurysm, intracranial aneurysm, cerebral aneurysm), around the heart and aorta (aortic aneurysm), in the kidney, and in other areas of the body. The thumb-to-palm test can indicate if you are at a higher risk of an aneurysm.

Some common aneurysm causes include the following:
•Smoking (4x greater risk)
•Chronic alcohol use
•High sugar intake
•Seed oil consumption
•Dental bacteria

Anything that causes chronic inflammation or oxidation can weaken your arterial system and contribute to an aneurysm.

Consider any related health concerns to prevent aneurysms and support blood vessel health. If you have high blood pressure, increase your potassium, magnesium, and vitamin D intake. A low-carb diet can also help lower your blood pressure.

Sometimes, a copper deficiency can cause an aneurysm. Copper is necessary to help your body build collagen.

Here are a few other ways to prevent aneurysms:
• Avoid inflammatory foods
• Consume antioxidants
• Consume foods with omega-3s
• Increase vitamin D
• Exercise regularly

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the most common causes of aneurysms so that you can prevent them. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @km-bo3zx on June 9, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    Another thing to think/worry about.

    • @SA-de4lc on June 9, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      No need to “Worry” about ! You need to worry more about the side effects after having those unnecessary synthetic supplements from thess “Gurus.”

    • @mommas534 on June 9, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      Don’t live life in fear. Knowledge is power. In my experience, it could help someone or save someone else’s life. ❤

    • @MicahHTX on June 9, 2024 at 1:25 pm

      You got anxiety. Until you fix that problem u always will be sick

    • @killab1511 on June 9, 2024 at 1:51 pm

      ​@@MicahHTX and how tf do u fix it cz I’m dying of anxiety

    • @Joseph-xg8ov on June 9, 2024 at 1:53 pm

      😅 Was thinking the same thing.

      “I probably shouldn’t watch this”

      “My thumb does extend like that…”

  2. @jhinchey5120 on June 9, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    I found out that I have an internal carotid artery unruptured aneurysm behind my left eye in 2022. My neurosurgeon said don’t smoke and keep blood pressure down. I had a droopy left eye lid for a few years before finding out so that’s a sign. Thank you for this video.

    • @hawkeye1776 on June 9, 2024 at 1:43 pm

      droopy eye lids is not necessarily a sign. its called a “lazy eye” though it is not your eye…go figure. ive had that all of my life and you can see it in photos or if im really tired…im not a doctor, but i did sleep in a holiday inn last night.

    • @jhinchey5120 on June 9, 2024 at 1:48 pm

      I know it can be other things but a lot of people in my aneurysm group also have a droopy eye so it is a sign.

    • @__WJK__ on June 9, 2024 at 2:19 pm

      Good info! “The More We Know” Thanks for sharing that! Glad to hear you were able to catch it early!

    • @hawkeye1776 on June 9, 2024 at 2:26 pm

      @@jhinchey5120 a room of droopy eyed people in a small room in a circle, drinking coffee…now that is comedy!

    • @jhinchey5120 on June 9, 2024 at 3:45 pm

      Not funny at all if you have one. Mine is an ophthalmic aneurysm. 1 in 50 people have an aneurysm.

  3. @nicktrierweiler3690 on June 9, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    My wife woke up suffering from the worst headache she’d ever had… Against advice she didn’t go to the ER and pounded a few ibuprofen… 6 pm that day she was gone…

    • @lizzioconnor9051 on June 9, 2024 at 12:25 pm

      I’m very sorry to hear that sad news.
      HopeYou are ok.x

    • @JHaygood-dq1rp on June 9, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      I’m very sorry for your loss

    • @staceynelson2357 on June 9, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      I too am so sorry for your loss.

    • @mk992800 on June 9, 2024 at 12:30 pm

      Sorry to hear that.
      We have to learn more about good healthy lessons from Dr berg so we can understand what is going on .

    • @rubaba127 on June 9, 2024 at 12:36 pm

      This is so heartbreaking.
      I’m so sorry for your loss 😢

  4. @nancymacavoy3427 on June 9, 2024 at 12:22 pm

    My mother passed of an aneurysm. It was so devastating for the family.

    • @kevinlkeys on June 9, 2024 at 1:31 pm


    • @Drberg on June 9, 2024 at 2:52 pm

      Sorry to hear that. Wishing good health to your whole family.

    • @Joyinme-sg9tu on June 9, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      @@Drbergthank you for all you do Dr Berg God Bless you

    • @Joyinme-sg9tu on June 9, 2024 at 3:10 pm


    • @unknownun2772 on June 9, 2024 at 5:59 pm

      @@Drberg 🌹❤️ thank you for your compassion

  5. @lizzioconnor9051 on June 9, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve had 2 brain aneurysms operated on – cranial surgery + endo vascular to clip + coil.
    Found out through post coital fainting.
    I have to be very careful with lots of things but hey I’m still here + LoveLife.

    One thing I don’t agree with in your video is the exercise component – you shouldn’t raise your heartbeat.
    I do QiGong, meditation, gardening + walking.
    Most people die of brain aneurysms so I’m very Lucky + Blessed !

    • @parimalaanbalagan9549 on June 9, 2024 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks for the comment. But heart rate part I don’t understand. While doing exercise it will go up only no?

    • @ProdNapoleon on June 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm

      Well the thing with exercise is that it doesn’t constrict your blood vessels so you’re getting enough oxygen in your blood/ body I think exercise is good as long as you don’t have the immediate headache symptoms etc.

    • @parimalaanbalagan9549 on June 9, 2024 at 6:07 pm

      @@ProdNapoleon oh. Is it so? Whenever I do cardio I get mild headache 😩. That means I have some problem? Thanks for your reply.

    • @kfitz4520 on June 9, 2024 at 6:08 pm

      ​@@parimalaanbalagan9549the person is doing very low impact exercises. It will raise the heart rate, but minimally. Tai chi is another great low impact exercise.

    • @ProdNapoleon on June 9, 2024 at 6:10 pm

      @@parimalaanbalagan9549 no I would get it checked out however you could be dehydrated. But yes I would definitely get that checked out it could be anything.

  6. @donnagarner6007 on June 9, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    My brother had an aneurism burst in his right frontal lobe when he was just under forty. He survived with brain damage. Losing the right frontal lobe changed his personality. All the medication did all kinds of damage. I wish I’d known then what I’ve learned since that time of his life. He was a great, beautiful person.
    Please keep educating❣🙏🏻👏

    • @empressonthethrone on June 9, 2024 at 1:35 pm


  7. @Teffi_Club on June 9, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    I started watching near-death experience stories. They give me consolation.

    • @timothysatyr6674 on June 9, 2024 at 2:23 pm

      How so?

    • @hm6536 on June 9, 2024 at 3:47 pm


    • @solo2778 on June 9, 2024 at 4:10 pm

      NDEs is either your brain or demons playing tricks on you

    • @abramjones9091 on June 9, 2024 at 5:03 pm

      Even if what they see is partially true they are only witnessing early stages of the bardo, so we still have no idea what’s beyond that unless there is any truth in the Tibetan book of the dead. It’s all speculation unless you can somehow metaphysically witness what happens further after immediate death. Buddhism claims to have done this through deep meditative states… but even if there is some truth to their testimony, we still wouldn’t know how much of it us true.

    • @lanieh6900 on June 9, 2024 at 5:29 pm

      ​@@timothysatyr6674I imagine just knowing death isn’t the ending

  8. @senseicorey9979 on June 9, 2024 at 12:40 pm

    My grandmother had a stroke and an aneurysm at the same time and lived for 20 years after. She was in bad shape but she lived

  9. @knowledgeandmultiskilled on June 9, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    Food is the reason, for all kinds of health related problems, and solutions as well. Whatever goes inside the body can either harm it, or help it !

    • @valfletcher9285 on June 9, 2024 at 6:53 pm

      and genetics

  10. @mlw5665 on June 9, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    When I was a kid, the little girl I played with when I visited my grandmother in the summer died of an aneurysm. She was at the river with her siblings, jumped from a rope swing into the water, and apparently was dead before she hit.

    • @mommas534 on June 9, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      That is very sad. I’m so sorry you had to experience this, especially as a child.

  11. @seanaames6855 on June 9, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    My grandmother had a triple aneurysm. One burst before she got to the hospital. She went through therapy after surgery and ended up living another 20+ years.

    • @Mrs.buildingblackwealth on June 9, 2024 at 2:32 pm

  12. @brandym2099 on June 9, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    My mom had a brain aneurysm back in 2006. I was 26 at the time I will never forget that day. I was talking to her I was off from work that day which I was never off from work on the weekend. When I was talking to her she said I’m having the worse headache ever and she put her head down with her hand on her forehead. I was still talking to her but she wasn’t answering me. I called her name I got down on the floor to look at her because she had her head down so I couldn’t see her face, and her eyes were wide opened and she has a glossy stare. I called the ambulance and she ended up being in the hospital for a month. She was paralyzed on one side, but with therapy but she was able regain strength to be able to move that side. It was just me, my mom and my daughter at home that day and had I been at work my mom would have died. My mom was a heavy smoker and smoked since I been alive all the way up until she had the aneurysm so I always thought that the smoking caused it. If she has a headache she’s going to the hospital because she said since the aneurysm she hasn’t had any headaches and she hasn’t smoked any cigarettes since.

    • @empressonthethrone on June 9, 2024 at 1:41 pm

      Thank goodness you were there 🙏🏾

    • @Mrs.buildingblackwealth on June 9, 2024 at 2:32 pm

    • @dakotalynn4773 on June 9, 2024 at 3:11 pm

      I lost my Aunt to a brain aneurysm. She was a heavy smoker and coke drinker.

    • @judithxavier9021 on June 9, 2024 at 4:09 pm

      I can extend both my thumbs

    • @fruitfullynourishing on June 9, 2024 at 4:13 pm

      I experienced this with my mother as well.

  13. @alwenawillis8813 on June 9, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    My thumb can spread beyond the palm edge, but I was diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm in 2005. Nearly 20 yrs later my latest MRI showed no change still the same size 3.5mm, too small to consider surgery. I have learnt to ignore the fact that I have one and go with the flow of life. I keep my blood pressure in check and look after myself and if I ever get the ‘worst headache’ of my life I even know which hospital to go and so do all my family members. I don’t stress over it because my philosophy of life is when it’s your turn to go, you go, and prevention and monitoring is better than cure!

  14. @Priyankavermas on June 9, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    My thumb cannot extend beyond the palm edge.I don’t smoke,drink and do not consume seed oils Thank you so much Doctor.

  15. @flipthecoin888 on June 9, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    My biggest fear. I have a coworker who I was sitting right beside in a meeting, and she suddenly plopped down out of nowhere and started “snoring.” I thought she just fell asleep, apparently she had an aneurysm. We had to call 911. Thankfully she survived. This is one of my biggest fears.

  16. @kjoosy on June 9, 2024 at 3:07 pm

    Back in high school, i remember my friend’s mom suddenly pass away. My friend went to school the very next day, crying nonstop. She had told us that her mom passed away from an aneurysm. She said her mom had this most painful headache, so her mom decided to lay down for a bit. My friend’s last words to her mom was, “mom what’s for dinner?” Not knowing her mom would pass away hours later. They did eventually rush her mom to the hospital, but it was already too late. Sadly, she lost her mom that very night. I will never forget it. This happened 8 years ago..i hope she’s doing fine now.

  17. @shukorhadi8215 on June 9, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    My wife had emergency surgery to her upper aortic dissection last November. She complained of severe back pains along the spine area, and we had no idea what it was until the doctors at ER scanned her. Her aorta is now replaced with a graft and as of April this year her heart size and function has returned to normal. However, as a complication, she suffered a minor stroke on her left side and her eyesight is not clear due to an infarction in her brain that occurred during her surgery. She now needs physiotherapy but can already walk but aided. Her kidneys at first did not function properly so had to use dialysis until they functioned nicely again. Cognitive wise, she gets bouts of mental block even when around people and her responses take a second slower than usual. Which is why I found she is quieter now than before, although she can talk and laugh and smile etc. But the moment the doctors tols me they had to conduct the surgery immediately my world fell apart, as it was life threatening. She spent 3 months in hospital and it’s not something I’d like to go through again. Apparently this affects the women in her family: her maternal grandmother and aunt died due to this, but she managed to survive, while a couple of her female cousins are also at risk. Her doctors were amazed at her fighting spirit since ICU, I believe God gave her another lease of life. Now she can go for lengthy walks out in the hot sun and not complain about headache, dizziness, migraine, fainting, or even any pains in her back unlike before when she had to take painkillers just after a short walk because she gets nasty pains in her head and has to sleep to kill the psin off. I pray my wife continues to recover and enjoy life in full swing and happiness. A shout out to her doctors and therapists at Singapore General Hospital for their amazing work. ❤

  18. @fireflyrobert on June 9, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    My wife died many years ago from a cerebral aneurysm. She was 40 years, never smoked, drank minimal alcohol, was not overweight, ate a balanced diet and took regular exercise. She had been off colour with some headaches. She saw the doctor (who said she just had a virus) 3 days before the aneurysm burst leading to brain hemorrhage. The paramedics were there within minutes but it was too late then although she had 4 days on life support.
    I believe there is also a genetic aspect to predisposition to aneurysms.

    • @sonyasever7625 on June 9, 2024 at 5:24 pm

      yeah, and he showed it with the palm test

    • @valfletcher9285 on June 9, 2024 at 6:53 pm

      so so sad! I am sorry this happened to your lovely young wife! YES! There is a genetic aspect to it. I have an aunt I never met who died at age 26 from an anurism. She also had Graves disease and could not shut her eyes. This happened in the early 50’s –

  19. @kristycannon7923 on June 9, 2024 at 4:25 pm

    Our neighbor had the most beautiful, sweet and vivacious wife. They went out shopping for presents a week before Christmas. When they came home she had been complaining of a bad headache, went to change her clothes, the husband heard her say, “oh!” And she fell over on the bed dead! She had had an aneurysm in her brain. She was only 40 years old. I’ll never forget her kind, sweet smile. I felt so bad for their family that she passed right before Christmas 😢

  20. @dougchalmers5010 on June 9, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    My thumb extends to the edge of my hand. Age 63. I had an anuerism two years ago, passed out cold. Woke up on the floor, crawled to my phone, got in an ambulance, became conscious a couple days later in the ICU with a drain and a titanium web in my head. Complete recovery and no neurological issues now. Very lucky and haven’t had a “bad day” since! Glad to hear of some preventative items Doctor Berg, thank you so much! 👍

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