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