Prevent Aortic Aneurysms

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There is no drug that can prevent aortic aneurysms. Scientists think statin drugs and some antibiotics can slow the growth of small aortic aneurysms. And there is some evidence that the angiotensin receptor blocker losartan (Cozaar) may prevent the aneurysm.

For now the best approach to prevent aortic aneurysms is to keep blood vessels healthy. This means taking the following steps:

• Keep your blood pressure under control.
• Do not smoke.
• Exercise regularly.
• Reduce cholesterol and fat in foods.

It is important to stop using tobacco for smoking or chewing tobacco can increase the chances of the onset of aortic aneurysms.

If you have risk factors for aortic aneurysms, talk to your doctor. If you have a risk, your doctor may recommend additional measures, including drugs to lower blood pressure and relieve pressure on the weakened artery.