Although the specific treatment option can depend on different factors, some methods to treat an aorta problem like an aneurysm are management of conditions that may be causing the problem, monitoring, medications and aortic repair surgery, reports WebMD. If the aortic aneurysm presents no symptoms, doctors can monitor the patient to see if the aneurysm is increasing in size. Similarly, a person with an aneurysm may have an underlying condition associated with it like hypertension, obesity or high cholesterol levels.
In this case, a doctor can prescribe medication to treat these conditions and recommend lifestyle changes that include losing weight and a healthy diet, explains WebMD. Surgical repair is the option when a patient has symptoms, has an abdominal aortic aneurysm that is 5.5 centimeters in size, or there is rupture or blood clot risk. Surgical repair options can include open or endovascular repair.
An aortic aneurysm is a bulge that occurs in the wall of the aorta. Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms are the two main types of aneurysms. Symptoms of this condition can include chest pain, nausea and a bulging area in the abdomen, relates eMedicineHealth.