In the wake of the late Thomas Ford from the hit 90's sitcom "Martin" we shed some light on exactly what an Abdominal Aneurysm. It was reported by complex that Ford had been in an Atlanta hospital since Sunday after a recent check-up from knee replacement surgery; it's said that Ford fell into a state of unconsciousness due to a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen after a post-op check-up.It was reported through TMZ that Thomas Ford passed Wednesday October 12,2016 from an ruptured abdominal aneurysm.
According to mayoclinc.org, An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen.
In most cases abdominal aneurysms present without any symptoms,and are found when you are being evaluated for another condition.
Sudden severe pain in the abdomen and back along with an positive family history of AAA should lead you to seek medical help.
Ways to help prevent include; not smoking, knowing family history, exercise regular, maintaining an healthy weight, low sodium diet, and monitoring your cholesterol and blood pressure.