What weighs 10 pounds?

Post-surgery lifting advice made easier

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If a surgical procedure is in your future, your doctor may advise you not to lift anything that weighs 10 pounds or more during your recovery period. One reason is that the stress of lifting a heavy object could result in increased blood pressure, causing a surgical wound to break open and bleed.

So, what weighs 10 or more pounds? Here are just a few examples:

After surgery, your doctor tells you, "Don't lift more than 10 pounds." But what weighs 10 pounds?

Following surgery, most doctors recommend patients refrain from lifting anything weighing 10 or more pounds.

At home:

  • Average three-month old baby
  • Laundry basket filled with towels or jeans
  • Medium size bowling ball
  • Small microwave oven
  • Medium size cat or small dog
  • Most vacuum cleaners
  • Large garbage bag (filled)

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Is it old age, or aortic stenosis symptoms?

Those suffering aortic stenosis symptoms often attribute them to old age

Elderly man and stethoscope - aortic stenosis symptoms can mimic signs of aging

Is your elderly parent or loved one “just getting older”? Or could his or her health problems be aortic stenosis symptoms?

Is your elderly parent or loved one experiencing normal slowdowns in health as a result of old age, or is it something more severe?

Aortic stenosis symptoms parallel health concerns that are often attributed to old age, including:

  • Chest discomfort
  • Increasing fatigue and low energy level
  • Heart murmur
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Fainting or passing out

What is aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis is a condition in which the aortic valve does not open fully, decreasing blood flow from the heart to the body. Severe aortic stenosis is often unpreventable and is most commonly attributed to old age (70+). Other causes may be a buildup of calcium deposits causing narrowing of the valve, high blood pressure, radiation therapy or a history of rheumatic fever.

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