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What are activities to avoid for an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heavy lifting

We tell people with aortic aneurysms to avoid activities that will increase intraabdominal pressure.
This would include lifting anything so heavy it makes you grunt, doing sit-ups or crunches, or forceful straining on the toilet.

In brief: Heavy lifting

We tell people with aortic aneurysms to avoid activities that will increase intraabdominal pressure.
This would include lifting anything so heavy it makes you grunt, doing sit-ups or crunches, or forceful straining on the toilet.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: All or none

Anything that causes a sudden increase in heart rate and blood pressure is bad.
But, what kind of life will you have that will prevent you from physical, mental and emotional influences? Even, while resting or sleeping, aneurysm can break. Since no one knows when rupture will occur, repair of aneurysm is indicated depending upon size and location. Please see a vascular surgeon.

In brief: All or none

Anything that causes a sudden increase in heart rate and blood pressure is bad.
But, what kind of life will you have that will prevent you from physical, mental and emotional influences? Even, while resting or sleeping, aneurysm can break. Since no one knows when rupture will occur, repair of aneurysm is indicated depending upon size and location. Please see a vascular surgeon.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Recommendations

Recommendations vary based on location & severity.
...Discuss with a cardiologist or vascular surgeon.

In brief: Recommendations

Recommendations vary based on location & severity.
...Discuss with a cardiologist or vascular surgeon.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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