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I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, 7.5 cm diameter. Whilst

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I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, 7.5 cm diameter.
Whilst awaiting treatment, I am unsure whether to continue my routine abs. exercise routine.
I want to stay fit, but do not wish to risk dangerous enlargement.
Advice would be much appreciated.
Thany you, MLBarnett
Dear ML Barnett

You should discontinue the abdominal exercises as these do lead to increased abdominal pressure and may cause increased stresses on the aneurysm.
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