I have a small tumour on my auditory nerve in the brain. It is unlikely to grow quickly .My ENT specialist said I could lift weights. However, a friend’s neurologist said that anyone with a brain tumour risks an aneurysm, if they lift. I also have type 2 diabetes ( which is well controlled.) I just heard this today.
I have not given up lifting but I focus more on upperbody - trap bar and glute ham raises and bw reverse hypers and bench presses. I strained my back about 6 weeks ago during a warm up. He saw a video of me doing a rack pull with 310kg (not far btw) and I went a little red in the face. He thinks I am taking risks with my health. Do I really need to reevaluate how I lift?
Apart from being deaf in one ear I am very lucky to have no serious health concerns related to it. That said , I am 40 this year and while I still enjoy lifting relatively heavy, it’s not necessarily a priority for me.