Hernia is a medical condition that occurs when an internal organ, typically the intestine, protrudes through a weakened spot in the surrounding muscle or tissue. It can affect people of any age, gender, and race, but it is more common among men than women. In this blog, we will discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment of hernia to help you understand the condition better.
The symptoms of hernia depend on the type of hernia you have. However, some common signs and symptoms of hernia include:
- A bulge or lump in the affected area
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting, coughing, or bending over
- Weakness or pressure in the groin or abdominal area
- Nausea, vomiting, and bloating
- In severe cases, the herniated tissue can become trapped, causing a medical emergency.
Hernia can occur due to various reasons, including:
- Weakness in the muscles and tissues of the abdomen or groin
- Age-related muscle weakness
- Chronic coughing or sneezing
- Heavy lifting
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Family history of hernia
- Previous abdominal surgeries
- Straining during bowel movements or urination
The treatment of hernia depends on the severity and type of hernia. Treatment of hernia include:
- Surgery: Laparoscopic hernia surgery, Open hernia surgery (herniorrhaphy or hernioplasty)
- Lifestyle change to avoid reoccurrence.