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

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

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

In brief: Maybe

Any activity that increases blood pressure increases the chance that an aneurysm will rupture.
Lifting weights that involves straining should therefore be avoided.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

Anything that stresses the arterial wall can predispose to rupture-- typically, high blood pressure, smoking, size of aneurysm are main determinants as well as various collagen disorders.
If you cause elevation of your blood pressure by lifting weights, then yes, this could be a risk, depending on other factors.

In brief: Yes

Anything that stresses the arterial wall can predispose to rupture-- typically, high blood pressure, smoking, size of aneurysm are main determinants as well as various collagen disorders.
If you cause elevation of your blood pressure by lifting weights, then yes, this could be a risk, depending on other factors.
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