An aortic aneurysm is a bulging section in the wall of the aorta. These bulges can occur anywhere along the aorta, but are most commonly found in the abdomen.
Bulges in the wall of the aorta cause aneurysms of a size up to several centimetres. The bigger an aneurysm, the greater the danger of rupturing. The rupture leads to a severe loss of blood (for example in the abdomen), and often help comes too late.
Aortic aneurysms can generally occur anywhere along the aorta, but they are most common in the abdomen. Men are affected more often than women. Up to 50% of all cases are detected during an ultrasound or a CT scan, often at a point of time when no or only unspecific symptoms could be observed. The most common symptoms are unspecific, such as back pain, digestion problems or abdominal pain, sometimes also irritations of nerves or thrombosis, if the bulge presses on nerves or blood vessels. After a rupture, patients describe strongest pain in abdomen, back or chest, quickly followed by shock.
Aortic aneurysms discovered by chance are measured and observed. Often, the bulge is filled with clotted blood (thrombosis). Small particles can tear from this thrombosis, block a smaller vessel behind (embolism) and lead to impaired blood circulation. If the aneurysm reaches a certain size, the risk of a spontaneous rupture is too big, so that the bulge should be treated surgically, if the patient’s condition allows. In most cases, stents will be implanted.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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