Annie's Weight

Has anyone with unruptured Annies been told to lose weight and exercise more often by their doctors. Does weight affect the likely hold of a rupture?

I would ask your doctors if your un-ruptured aneurysm was putting pressure on your pituitary gland (within the Circle Of Willis) and was causing you to gain weight? Your weight problem (if you have one) may have NOTHING to do with what you eat, or how much you exercise. Have your doctor send you to a pituitary specialist (a endocrinologist who specializes in pituitary disfunction, not just a regular endocrinologist) for a complete hormonal testing.

Also, anyone who has had a ruptured aneurysm within the Circle of Willis should also be tested.


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Julie provided great info sites on the pituitary... the other to ask your md/neuro, is if your weight is other, to be sure your blood is checked...I will blank on the words...platelets (?) or whatever it is that have people on blood thinners... like aspirin or other meds...

I have to study the pituitary more because I lost weight below normal...and, yes, I ate more than properly... and, now ever more to maintain my weight; and, this has been going on for 3 or so years...

Please be sure all the right testing is done for you...



Thank you for providing this info...really appreciate it...I have seen the endocrinologist; and, wish I had reviewed / researched this more before. Now I will have to go back and look at all the records and imagine what I understand, or know what to followup.


Luckily, I don't have a problem losing weight. I just don't really want to spend my "precious time" here on earth focusing on weight, unless someone has heard we should. I just wanted to know if weight really puts pressure on annies and how important it is to lose. I just think there is so much more to life than losing weight, unless it would gaurantee me more time with my loved ones.

Hey Jennifer~

I have been advised to watch and try to lower my weight due to the possibility of the weight adding to my high blood pressure, which was a direct relation to my rupture. My case may be different though and I will look into Julie's information on the pituitary gland since that is where my annie was located. I think all doctors would recommend wight loss to anyone that is over weight anyway to help with heart issues and longevity of life. It's never easy but my weight has been the most since I had my rupture, so there may be something to this.

Thanks for the added info Julie!

The issue is health, not weight. If your pituitary gland is under pressure from your aneurysm (coiled or not because a coiled aneurysm takes up the about the same space as an un coiled one) then your hormones are more likely to off. Your body needs the correct balance of hormones to regulate your blood pressure, cortisol levels, absorbsion of liquids (kidney function), how your stomach digests food and converts it to energy, all sexual functions, your body temperature, cell growth (and replacement), thyroid function, etc., etc. Without your pituitary gland, you die. Not all hormones can be replaced.

It's all related....