The hernia is a weakness or opening in the abdominal wall through which the internal organs come out. Some patients may feel pressure or see a bulge or may even feel discomfort. Others may feel pain during exercise or doing any routine activity.

Healing Hands Clinic is a certified center of excellence for the treatment of Hernia in India having centers at Pune, Baner, Chakan, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, thane, Nashik, Chinchwad, and Bengaluru. The clinic has a team of an internationally recognized team of doctors and surgeons for treatment of various anorectal disorders such as piles, fistula, rectal prolapse, circumcision, and others.

A few common things that you should know about Hernia are as follows:

Why does Hernia occur?

Following are the causes for Hernia:

• It may occur due to increased pressure on abdominal over a prolonged period of time. Increased pressure may be due to obesity, chronic cough, heavy lifting, chronic constipation or straining during bowel movements.
• Hernias may be present at birth.
Pregnancy may be one of the causes of Hernia

Symptoms of Hernia

• It appears as a bulge or lump in the abdominal area. Lump increases in size during coughing or standing and may be pushed back on lying down. If it is left untreated then it may gradually increase in size.
• If the hernia doesn’t return to the abdominal cavity on lying down then it becomes painful also.
• If the hernia becomes strangulated then person appears ill with or without fever. This condition might be life-threatening and may require a medical emergency.

Does Hernia heal on its own?

A hernia doesn’t heal on its own. The only solution for Hernia is surgery. It must be treated on time as if it is left untreated then it may lead to complications.

Who is at Risk for Hernia?

A hernia can affect anybody – according to statistics one in ten of us may suffer from Hernia at some point in our lives. It may occur in both male and female even in a child. Femoral Hernia is the most common type of hernia in women which occurs near the thigh or hip area. It must be treated as soon as possible as delay may cause serious problems.

How is Hernia Treated?

A hernia can be treated through 2 types of procedures: Open Repair and Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Repair. In case of open surgery, one long cut is made and herniated organs are pushed back to the original position. The basic principle of laparoscopic repair is the same as an open procedure but in this small (3-4) cuts are made instead of one long incision. Laparoscopic repair has many benefits over open procedure such as quicker recovery time, lesser pain and lower infection rates.

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Author's Bio: 

Proctologist at Healing Hands Clinic