Dr. Dre says he suffered strokes after a brain aneurysm

Why stroke is common after a brain aneurysm rupture?

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   March 18, 2024   Update on : March 18, 2024

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Producer Dr. Dre. Photo: Screengrab

Famed hip-hop artist and producer Dr. Dre has revealed that he had suffered from three strokes after a brain aneurysm in January 2021 when he was hospitalized.

Dre, 59, revealed it in a candid interview on SiriusXM’s This Life of Mine with James Corden, three years after his harrowing experience with a brain aneurysm, NBC News.

The music producer and rapper spoke about how his condition worsened dramatically after hospitalization for pain behind his right ear and he reflected on the ordeal and how it transformed his perspective on life.

Moreover, real name of Dre is Andre Young, who was an original member of N.W.A. and is a entrepreneur.

Dr. Dre has produced Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game and Kendrick Lamar in hip hop.

The artist said he suffered three strokes within two weeks and had high blood pressure. Dr. Dre became surprise with the disease as he maintained a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Dre said during a March 14 interview that it is a just something that anyone can’t control that just happens.

“ I asked my doctors how I could have prevented my aneurysm but none could give me any answers,” Dr. Dre said.

However, doctors said as he had high blood pressure, it is a risk factor for brain aneurysms and a leading cause of stroke.

Dr. Dre said during the podcast that he am lifting weights, running, and doing everything. “I can keep myself healthy. So, I had no idea that I had high blood pressure,” he said.

What do we know about brain aneurysms?

An aneurysm that is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. Brain aneurysm is also known as a cerebral aneurysm or intracranial aneurysm, reports mayo clinic.

According to experts, as blood flowing through the blood vessel puts pressure on a weak area of the vessel wall, brain aneurysms form and grow. This process can rise the size of the brain aneurysm. It causes bleeding in the brain, if the brain aneurysm leaks or ruptures.

Why stroke is common after a brain aneurysm rupture?

According to the CDC, Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an aneurysm ruptures in the brain. When a weak spot on an artery in the brain balloons with blood and bursts, it damages surrounding brain cells with pressure.

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF), nearly 30,000 people in the US experience a brain aneurysm rupture each year.


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