People sometimes joke about being so stressed out that they're about to burst an aneurysm. Unfortunately, for the estimated six million Americans whose brains harbor an aneurysm - a dangerously weakened portion of a blood vessel - that's not so far from the truth.
In a study published recently in the journal "Stroke," scientists pinpointed eight everyday activities can cause a brain aneurysm to rupture and bleed? - an often-deadly event known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Click to see all eight triggers - and keep clicking to find out what you should know about protecting yourself against brain aneurysms.