Relief Of Hernia Pain

If you have a hernia, then you know that finding relief of hernia pain is difficult. Here are some effective methods of finding relief.

It's one of mankind's most frequent medical complaints, accounting for approximately 15 % of all hospital admissions. It is hernia - but do you know just what a hernia is? How do we get them and what can we do about them? Let's find out.

The word hernia literally means a protrusion. A hernia may involve a rupture of tissue or, more often, a distending or stretching of tissue. Hernias can affect virtually any part of the body. There are hernias of the brain, the neck and even the eye.

Hernias often result from an accident. A fall, for example, could easily lead to a tissue rupture. In men - who make up 75 % of all hernia sufferers - hernias most often occur to the groin. This can be caused by excessive straining when having a bowel motion. This is called an inguinal hernia. The majority of hernia cases, however, are ultimately due to inherited or congenital weaknesses of the abdominal or other muscles. Hernias are, therefore, often seen to run in families. Neglectful health practices can exacerbate an inherited predeliction to hernia. For example, getting little or no exercise and eating an unhealthy diet can further weaken abdominal muscles and, therefore, make them more hernia prone.

The most serious type of hernia is called a strangulated hernia. In this case, the circulation of the blood is strangled by a decrease in the size of the opening through which the hernia protrudes. This can happen at any time and generally requires immediate surgery to prevent serious complications. Because of the possibility of a hernia becoming strangulated, experts recommend that all hernias be medically supervised.

What can a person do to reduce the possibility of a hernia? Here are some suggestions:

(1) Strengthen and improve the tone of the abdominal muscles by doing abdominal crunches, climbing stairs and regular aerobic exercise such as jogging or bicycle riding.. Try to stay away from empty calorie foods.

(2) Learn to lift heavy objects properly. Remember to bend your knees.

(3) Strengthen the muscles of the groin. The following exercise will help you do this:

Sit in a chair and put the right hand on the left knee and the left hand on the right knee. Try to push the knees apart while pushing with your legs as much as you can.

Hernias are serious business. By optimising the muscular lining of your body, though, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of suffering from this condition. So, why not practice a little preventative medicine and stave off the risk of hernia.

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