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Does lifting weights increase the chance that my abdominal aneurysm will rupture?

Does lifting weights increase the chance that my abdominal aneurysm will rupture?

Maybe: Any activity that increases blood pressure increases the chance that an aneurysm will rupture. Lifting weights that involves straining should therefore be avoided. ...Read more

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Can a partial ruptured ovarian cyst cause 30lbs of unintentional weight loss and stomach issues?

Can a partial ruptured ovarian cyst cause 30lbs of unintentional weight loss and stomach issues?

Ask a gyn physician: That's pretty large. Ask a gyn doctor and he or she may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a rounded upper back and shoulders. Make sure you balance this out with toning the upper and lower back muscles and stretch the pectorals to help your shoulder blades sit back. The mens olympic gymnastics team needs to work on this too! Check them out. ...Read more

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After a hemorrhoidectamy, can you go back to lifting weights or will it cause a reoccurance? If not what about push/sit/pull ups instead are those ok?

After a hemorrhoidectamy, can you go back to lifting weights or will it cause a reoccurance? If not what about push/sit/pull ups instead are those ok?

Wait: I would wait at least 6 week before doing heavy lifting. You should speak with your surgeon to see what their recommendations are for activity after that. The biggest issue with recurrent hemorrhoids is straining at hard stool, so make sure you are increasing your fiber intake or using a stool softener like miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily to maintain toothpaste consistency stools. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights long term cause hernia's?

Does lifting weights long term cause hernia's?

For Those At Risk: People are either born w/hernias (most commonly) or develop them as a "wear&tear" phenomenon. For those in the latter category, heavy lifting certainly can predispose them to developing hernias. Therefore, if one has a strong family history of hernias, it may be best to lift less. Otherwise, enjoy but listen to your body. ...Read more

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I have been lifting weights for about 4 years and just recently started getting severe, intense headaces that cause me to have to stop working out.

I have been lifting weights for about 4 years and just recently started getting severe, intense headaces that cause me to have to stop working out.

Get it evaluated: The sudden onset of severe headaches needs to be evaluated. I doubt it is secondary to weight lifting but there have been cases of individuals lifting very heavy weights rupturing blood vessels in the head. Have a doctor evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights at a gym cause your period to be late?

Can lifting weights at a gym cause your period to be late?

Delayed mensus: If no sexual activity has occurred then working can be a cause for delayed mensus. Individuals who are very active athletically will some times notice that their periods become less frequent. Strenuous workouts and weight lifting can be considered a strenuous work out. If your period is in frequent and of delayed you should see your ob/gyn to make sure that this is the reason. ...Read more

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What causes you to need to put on weight and increase calories for weight training?

What causes you to need to put on weight and increase calories for weight training?

You don't: Depends on degree of weight training. Increase in calories (proteins mainly) will give your body the raw material to grow your muscles. The more calories, the heavier the weight training, in theory the bigger the muscle growth. ...Read more

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Started lifting weights and doing some push ups. Will any of my activity cause my breasts to change (get smaller or bigger)?

No: Doing pushups and weight lifting may result in larger pectoralis muscles, which could cause your breasts to protrude more, giving the illusion of breast enlargement. The breasts themselves would not be expected to change. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause testicle pain?

Can lifting weights cause testicle pain?

Yes: Intraabdominal pressure increases during lifiting. The pressure may be transmitted along the spermatic cord to the testicle. Be sure there is no hernia, infection, or tumor. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does lifting weights cause my liver enzymes to fluctuate?

Why does lifting weights cause my liver enzymes to fluctuate?

Liver enzymes: Do you take any supplements for weightlifting? Do you take any medicines, like a statin for cholesterol? How much alcohol do you drink? Do you use Anabolic steroids to increase muscle mass? Have you ever had or been exposed to hepatitis b or c (through blood or body fluids)? The answers to these & other questions may shed light on your question. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Not likely: It is unlikely to cause a brain aneurysm but if you had one, the increased intra-abdominal pressure during weightlifting could cause rupture. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? I have very thin retinas and was just wondering if I could lift weights or not?

Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? I have very thin retinas and was just wondering if I could lift weights or not?

Retinal damage: Only your ophthalmologist knows for sure. I hope you are seeing a retinal specialist as well to follow your retinal condition. Because yes, in the right circumstances, a retinal detachment could occur with weight lifting. You need to be cleared by your eye doc before embarking on this activity. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

Need recording: Hard to say without seeing the rhythm. If the palpitations are reliably reproducible, your doctor can get you a holter monitor which you wear for 24 hours. Then go lift weights and make it happen. If the episodes are less frequent, get a 30 day monitor. ...Read more

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What causes you to need to increase weight and calorie intake for weight training?

What causes you to need to increase weight and calorie intake for weight training?

You don't!: You do if you are lean and underweight. But if you have pounds to lose but want muscle, eat more protein and lose the starches and sugars! ...Read more

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Does lifting weights causes belly expansion like that of pregnancy? Don't if it os a myth or fact

Does lifting weights causes belly expansion like that of pregnancy? Don't if it os a myth or fact

No: Weightlifting does not cause a big belly. Working out with weights more likely gives one a more muscular, smaller belly. ...Read more

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Are lumbar avulsions common in adults? Could working out/lifting weights cause this?

Are lumbar avulsions common in adults? Could working out/lifting weights cause this?

Lifting, no: Avulsions R due 2 a strong ligament attached 2 an area of the spine Bing put under sudden stress/traumatic. It being stronger than the bone, pulls a piece of bone from its attachment. U would know if this were the cause, as the energy needed is significant. ...Read more

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I'm lifting weights, I want to know if whey protein powder is safe? Will it cause damage to the organs if taken?

I'm lifting weights, I want to know if whey protein powder is safe? Will it cause damage to the organs if taken?

Here are some. ..: Whey protein powder has commercially made its way to the prominence of nutritional supplemental world by having higher protein and well-balanced nutrients than many others. So, it is good supplement if money permits, but not fix-all. The effect of intake relies on how and what your body functions. Despite these uncertainty, practicing healthy lifestyle without obsession is still the key to build.. ...Read more

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Does weight training exercises in gym with heavy weights can weeken the pelvic floor n cause vagina to become loose? I m virgin.

Does weight training exercises in gym with heavy weights can weeken the pelvic floor n cause vagina to become loose? I m virgin.

Yes: Heavy weight lifting that increase abdominal pressure can push tissue down further but its not as likely as you'd think. Higher risk factors such as multiple kids, chronic coughing are more significant.
Your vagina won't become loose if you exercise and lift weights in moderation. ...Read more

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Could sleeping on the floor 2 nights on my shoulde caused a pinched nerve? Had a week of dull pain. Having some weakness with lifting weights now also

Could sleeping on the floor 2 nights on my shoulde caused a pinched nerve? Had a week of dull pain. Having some weakness with lifting weights now also

Not likely: And no lifting weights for a while. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause heart palpitations?

Can lifting weights cause heart palpitations?

Possibly: Anything that places stress or increased work on the heart could potentially lead to heart palpitations. ...Read more

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How do I treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

How do I treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly. ...Read more

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While lifting weights, my collar bone/shoulder area suddenly started hurting really bad. What could have caused this?

While lifting weights, my collar bone/shoulder area suddenly started hurting really bad. What could have caused this?

Stress and strain: Lifting weights can cause stress and strain in the shoulder, especially where the collar bone (clavicle) connects to the wing bone (scapula) in an area called the acromioclavicular joint. If it hurts, stop the activity, put ice on it and rest for a few day before resuming activity. If it doesn't get better, an injection may help. Surgery is rarely required. ...Read more

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I'm trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?

I'm trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?

The latter: Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement. Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, or stamina. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. Shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, masturbation-related muscle changes are not noticeable. ...Read more

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What causes blue veins to show under your skin on your thighs and chest which started since weight training?

What causes blue veins to show under your skin on your thighs and chest which started since weight training?

Result of Wt loss!: It is due to loss of fat under the skin, and as the underlying muscles get bigger with training, the veins become prominent. The veins are located just under the skin, then fascia, under which the muscles are located.
I am sure yeins become prominent elsewhere else also, but one sees them easily on the thighs and chestwall, while those on the back or back of thighs/legs are not seen easily. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more