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A 68-year-old female asked:

Someone with a aorta aneurysm and a hernia what limitations should they have as far as the amount of weight they can lift?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Aneurysm: You want to prevent the blood pressure rise that comes with straining against weight. Probably ten pounds would be ok.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
None for hernia : The presence of a hernia should only limit activity if it is causing problems such as pain or discomfort. Use that as a guide to activity. Good luck!

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