Things to do and avoid during Hernia

August | 2021

Hernias can turn out to be painful. Initially, you might notice a bulge but slowly you might experience pain as well. Hernias can occur in both men and women, and their chances increase as the age progresses. According to health experts at House of Doctors, understanding the basic dos and don’ts is necessary to prevent and treat hernia. Our laparoscopic surgeons share certain tips which can be followed to prevent hernias.

How to prevent hernia naturally?

Our doctors believe in following a holistic approach rather than opting for crude treatment methods. In addition to using advanced modern techniques, surgeons at HOD also recommend certain lifestyle alterations and dietary changes to help prevent hernia in a natural way. These include -

  • Maintaining a body weight:  As per our experts, overweight or obese people are at extra risk as their abdominal wall is under constant pressure from the extra body fat. This can lead to hernia. Hence our doctors recommend exercising and cutting down any extra fat in the body.
  • Exercise more: Staying physically active has been a proven method to prevent hernias naturally. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise contributes to the development of hernia. However, our doctors also recommend avoiding over exercise. 
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects: Lifting very heavy objects can also strain your abdominal muscles. Even if you have to lift a weight, bending down on your knees instead of waist is recommended by our doctors.
  • Avoid smoking: Smoking leads to coughing, which puts your abdominal wall under undue stress. This stress develops inguinal hernia and can worsen over a period of time. Our medical professionals suggest avoiding smoking.
  • Consume high-fibre food: HOD’s doctors suggest consuming fibre-rich foods which smoothen the bowel movements and prevent constipation. Prolonged constipation can lead to straining and develop hernia.
    Following foods can be consumed to prevent hernia - Food, Vegetables, Nuts and seeds, Legumes

Exercise and prevent Hernia

Laparoscopic doctors at HOD will recommend an exercise program as per the type of hernia you have developed. Before suggesting any exercise, one of our doctors will focus on increasing your trunk flexibility and good score strength.

When you build your core strength and exercise properly, it strengthens the groin tissues and increases elasticity. Poor flexibility and weakened muscles increases the chances of hernia. In order to prevent hernia, you can do the following exercises as per HOD’s advise -

  • Side lunge groin stretch
  • Pillow squeeze
  • Button Pull of TA Activation
  • Bridge
  • Bent knee fallout

Seasoned doctors at HOD also recommend the following exercises -

  • Yoga
  • Sit-ups
  • Crunches
  • Aerobic activities
  • Pilates
  • Running and cycling

Fast movements during exercise should be avoided as it can lead to muscle tearing. Our doctors also suggest you to avoid exercise with high exertion levels.

What are the symptoms of Hernia?

Certain symptoms follow the development of hernia. Some symptoms might relieve on their own while others can lead to extreme discomfort. But it is always advised to contact a trustworthy healthcare partner like House of Doctors when these symptoms arise -

  • Pain in the lump
  • Painful bulge bulging standing or indulging in straining
  • Pain while sneezing or coughing
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Discomfort while swallowing
  • Chest pain
  • Heaviness and weakness in the abdomen
  • Constipation
  • Dull pain
  • Bulge that disappears when lying down
  • Lump in abdomen or other parts of the body

What causes hernia?

There could be numerous underlying causes of hernia as explained by our experts. HOD lists down certain causes which might have led to hernia in your body -

  • Poor nutrition
  • Physical strenuous activity
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH)
  • Being overweight
  • Chronic cough
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Constipation and straining while passing stools

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery with HOD

Our laparoscopic surgeons first subject you to a detailed diagnosis. Once our doctor analyses your reports, he then proceeds with minimally invasive laparoscopic Hernia surgery. In this process, no cuts are made and it proceeds with half centimetre incisions. This allows lesser tissue cutting and minimal use of painkillers. Also, the risk of infection is highly reduced. In this procedure, scarring is minimal with a much faster recovery. It requires a hospital stay of only 48 hours.

Why should you get treated with us?

At House of Doctors, you’re treated by award-winning doctors that take ultimate care while handling your case. With us, you earn the following advantages -

  • Repair of recurrent hernia is done effortlessly using laparoscopic procedures.
  • Checking and repair of a second hernia can be done even at the time of surgery.
  • Excellent cosmetic results
  • Minimal postoperative pain
  • Resumption of normal routine

House of Doctors offers a seasoned panel of Hernia surgeons with over 35 years of experience in operating Hernia. Our futuristic minimally invasive hernia surgery ensures a faster recovery and unmatched results. We own the best healthcare infrastructure and outstanding staff which provide you the best surgical experience.

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