What is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the human body. It carries blood from your heart up to your head and arms and down to your abdomen, legs, and pelvis. The walls of the aorta can swell or bulge out like a small balloon if they become weak. This is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) when it happens in the part of the aorta that’s in your abdomen.
AAAs doesn’t always cause problems, but a ruptured aneurysm can be life-threatening. Therefore, if you’re diagnosed with an aneurysm, your doctor will probably want to monitor you closely, even if they don’t intervene right away.
AAAs that haven’t raptured are most often diagnosed when a doctor is scanning or examining your abdomen for another reason.
If your doctor suspects that you may have one, they will feel your stomach to see if it’s rigid or contains a pulsing mass. They may also check the blood flow in your leg or use one of the following tests:
- CT scan of the abdomen
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Chest X-ray
- Abdominal MRI
Depending on the size and exact location of an aneurysm, the doctor may perform surgery to repair or remove the damaged tissue. This may be done either with abdominal surgery or endovascular surgery. The surgery performed depends on the overall health and the type of the aneurysm. The average cost of this surgery costs between 5 Lakhs to 6.5 Lakhs.
With more than 10 million cases per year in India and over 600 million people with little or no access to healthcare, this is where crowdfunding India comes in. In the era of social media and digital payments, it provides a utilitarian platform for a quick and convenient way to transparently ask for and renders financial assistance to meet such pressing and unforeseen medical expenses.
In simple words, Crowdfunding is the process of funding a project, venture, a social or a personal cause (medical, NGO, education, sports) through contributions from a large group of individuals, primarily online with the help of crowdfunding India platforms and social media.
Crowdfunding sites have helped patients get much-needed treatment when their friends and family have no means to fund such lifesaving care. By setting up a mechanism that takes funds from donors to those who desperately need such treatments, they help build a trustworthy bridge between those in need and those who want to help. We have also witnessed an interesting trend where more and more doctors recommend crowdfunding India to patients and help them set up fundraisers.