A back pain that can kill

Carers, as well as the elderly themselves, should be wary of any abdominal or back pain as these can be a symptom of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – the dilation of the blood vessel in the abdominal area.

The pain is caused when the dilated aorta artery puts pressure on the other organs such as the nerves or the arteries. In thin people, a pulsating mass or tumour may also be found in the abdominal area.

If the condition is left untreated,…

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