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Has anyone ever shrunk an Aneurysm?

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jun 21 1:16pm | Replies (8)

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Hello @tripleaaa - welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect.

You pose a very interesting question, and like you, I had a hard time gathering information. However, here are a few articles that you may find insightful:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8910935/#:~:text=Recent%20studies%20demonstrate%20that%20patients,AAA%20will%20shrink%20or%20not, https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-most-aortic-aneurysms-are-small-develop-slowly/.

It doesn't appear that there are any known paths to reversing the growth of an AAA naturally. The NIH study acknowledges that the research and guidelines need updating as they are decades old, but there is no mention of natural remedies to reverse.

@tripleaaa - were you given any guidelines as far as your activity and lifestyle go after your lifesaving surgery?

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Thanks. I wasn’t given much to go on, just the standard, don’t lift more than 30 pounds, keep my blood pressure under 130 (My diastolic is around 50 since the surgery) and take my pills (beta blocker, lypator). I do have a cardiologist now so I may ask him but I feel like if there isn’t a pill to prescribe then they won’t tell me it can be done.

I’ve incorporated a whole list of new daily routines (green tea, vitamins - saw a study on Vitamin C on rats 🤣, meditation, etc.) in hopes I can shrink the other 2. I didn’t have the EVAR surgery but the more evasive one. Taking it a day at a time, enjoying every second of it.