What is Hernia and What are its Most Common Forms?
Hernia is a disease that which people have been suffering of for thousands of years, so because it's very common and widespread you won't find any news or too many discussions about it. But it can appear at everyone, nobody is immune at hernia, so it's best to know all you need to about it and it's treatment. Not everyone knows that there are a few different types of hernia that have different symptoms and treatment. Fortunately hernia treatment has changed. Some time ago hernia surgery was painful and it required a lot of recovery time, but now surgical tehniques have improved and surgery is no longer painful and the patient recovers in short time and can return to his/her normal life.
Hernia occurs when a small opening appears in a certain area inside the body, usually where muscles are and they get weakened by the aging process or too much effort such as weightlifting. After this gap appears, sooner or later a part of the tissue beneath it will slide into it and create a lump. Some people compare hernia to a tire failure, when the tube protrudes through a hole in the tire. This lump is not painfull in the beginning but it may grow and become painful, especially when you lift heavy weights or cough louder. It it keeps getting more and more paniful and grows then it's very
This is the general definition of hernia. Depending on where this lump shows up, hernia divides into several types. Most hernias appear in the abdominal area, when a part of the intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall. From these, more than 75% are inguinal hernias, more common inn women than in men. Inguinal hernias can also be divided in direct inguinal hernias and indirect inguinal hernias, which are most encountered.
There also are:
-umbilical hernias, which appear if the umbilical cord of a baby does not close well and abdominal content pushes through it
-diaphragmatic hernias, in the upper part of the abdomen, a part of the stomach slips through an opening in the diaphragm
-femoral hernias, also located in the abdominal area, but at the femoral canal
-incisional hernias, when a surgical wound does not close well and the tissue beneath comes out
You may hear of some other types of less encountered hernias too, but these are the most common. In conclusion, hernia is not a severe illness and can easily be treated, and it should because delaying the surgery may lead to complications, so if you or one of your friends are suffering from hernia seek advice from a doctor and do not worry.
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