Can you get an aortic aneurysm from lifting weights?

No. Be careful if you have an AAA not to lift heavy weights.
No. Lifting weights responsibly has many benefits. Aortic aneurysms form for many different reasons but recreational weight lifting is not among them.

Related Questions

If you get aortic aneurysm, how do you feel?

With your hands... Just kidding, but honestly, aortic aneurysms cause no symptoms until they rupture, and the signs of rupture are sharp pain, usually described as a tearing sensation. Symptoms can vary depending upon whether the aneurysm is in your belly or your chest. Prevention is the best approach; stop smoking, control your blood pressure, and listen to your doctor's advice. Read more...
Usually nothing. Most aortic aneurysms form slowly over time and are completely asymptomatic. If the aneurysm develops a tear (dissection) pain is typically abrupt in onset and severe in intensity. Read more...

Do a lot of people get dissecting aortic aneurysm?

No. About 2000 new cases/yr in the US. Very high mortality. Hard to estimate actual occurrence, 1-3%of all autopsies or 1/350 cadavers. Very high mortality if ascending aorta involved. High index of suspicion, symptoms not consistent. If ascending aorta involved, emergency surgery needed. Most of descending aorta dissections can be managed medically into chronic. Periodic cat scans to monitor needed. Read more...

My mother has an aortic aneurysm. What is the chance that I will also get this?

Depends. There are multiple risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The biggest risk factors are being a male smoker over the age of 65. Family history is also a risk factor and should prompt you to have your aorta evaluated with by an ultrasound exam. Read more...
Age dependent. As a first degree relative you should be screened at the age , five years before your mother was diagnosed, or at any time if you have symptoms. Read more...
AAA. When aortic aneurysms affect a female in your family you have an increased likelihood for AAA. You can diminish your risk as opposed to increasing your risk by never smoking and controlling your blood pressure. You are too young for AAA screening by ultrasound. If other relatives have AAA get screened in the future as your physician recommends. Read more...

I am 43 and need aortic aneurysm repair if I get endovascular stent and graft how long will it last before needing replacement or repair.?

The results vary. Stent replacement of aneurysms of the abdomen are increasing inuse..The results, barring immediate complications such as leak ( endleak) are comparable today with open surgical repair. Read more...
Great Question! You are very young to have a aaa, and to get a stent. The durability of the current stents is excellent, but we only have 10-15 year of data. You will need surveillance forever, and sometimes that is why we offer younger patients open repairs. Read more...
AAA. Unless u have other medical conditions that make open repair more dangerous, most surgeons will not put an endograft in a young patient. We only have true real life experience with them for 15-20 yrs and you will likely outlive that length of time. Read more...

Should I get a yearly CT angiography or an MRA for ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm?

No. Echocardiography is cheaper, has no radiation, and is accurate. I routinely follow patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms with annual echos. Read more...

Will aortic aneurysm disappear?

No. It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputation. Have the aneurysm followed carefully, correct all risk facks - stop smoking, control high blood pressure; have brothers & sisters checked; check carotid arteries ( stenosis associated with aneurysm ). Read more...
Some, after treated. AAA do not disappear spontaneously. They can be removed and replaced during open surgery. Aortic stent grafts (minimally invasive repair) do not usually make them "disappear" but many do shrink after a successful endovascular repair (evar). Read more...
No. They need to be followed once diagnosed with ct scan. Your doctor will know criteria for repairing . Read more...
No. Aortic aneurysms will not disappear on their own. The natural history is for aneurysms to continue to grow. Read more...

Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

No. An aneurysm is a streching or dilating of a blood vessel. In the aorta, the increase in diameter is caused by changes in the wall itself which leads to progressive enlargement. The size or symptoms will determine if intervention is recommended. Above all the aneurysm should be followed carefully by sonograms or ct scans to monitor size. Read more...
NO. Aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta is a pathologic dilatation that does not disappear. Surgical resection makes it disappear. Read more...