Hernia is a common medical condition. About 10 to 12 percent of the adult population in India has it at some point of life.The main contributors to hernia in India are congenital muscle weakness and age-related deficiencies.
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A hernia can occur in many different areas, but it is most common in the abdomen, between the chest and hips. It can also appear in the upper thigh and groin areas.
There are several reasons why people get hernias. Some of these reasons have to do with smoking, poor nutrition, chronic constipation, and tobacco use.
Hernias need surgery to prevent life-threatening complications.
A hernia can appear in people of any age group.
Umbilical hernia, Incisional hernia, Femoral hernia, Hiatal hernia and pigastric hernia
Some causes for hernia are Obesity, Pregnancy, Increased physical exertion in the abdomen, Heavy and frequent coughing or sneezing, Heavy or regular weightlifting.
You might notice some symptoms if you have hernia like a small lump in the area, discomfort or pain in the groin or abdomen when doing physical activities, discomfort during coughing or sneezing, constipation, discomfort when walking or sitting, burning and aching sensations in the abdomen.
Ultrasound, CT scan and MRI.
There is only one treatment that can permanently fix a hernia- surgery. But before you decide to go through with surgery, your doctor will physically examine the protruding area. To get an accurate diagnosis, the doctor might ask you to stand, strain or cough.
If you delay treatment for your medical condition, it can get worse and you might not even know it. Suddenly, you might have very severe complications. This could lead to a medical emergency.
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