Manage your weight. Losing weight will not likely
change the course of an aortic aneurysm, but it may lower the risk of
complications if you eventually need surgery. For more information, see the
Be active. Ask your doctor what type and amount of exercise is safe for you. If aerobic activity is safe, try to do activities that raise your
heart rate. Exercise for at least 30 minutes on most, preferably all, days of
Eat a heart-healthy diet. A heart-healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, high-fiber foods,
and foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
For more information, see the topic Heart-Healthy Eating.