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How common are aneurysms for people who do weight lifting? Are they related issues?
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In brief: Not more common.
The rate of ruptured aneurysms in the us population is about 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people per year, regardless of weight lifting.
The risk factors are: smoking, hypertension, congenital resulting from inborn abnormality in artery wall, drug use (particularly cocaine), tumors, traumatic head injury, a family history of brain aneurysms, or other inherited disorders.

In brief: Not more common.
The rate of ruptured aneurysms in the us population is about 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people per year, regardless of weight lifting.
The risk factors are: smoking, hypertension, congenital resulting from inborn abnormality in artery wall, drug use (particularly cocaine), tumors, traumatic head injury, a family history of brain aneurysms, or other inherited disorders.
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