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Push a Hernia Back in

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While there are several types of hernias, all hernias are are an "out-pouching" of an organ, part of an organ or fatty tissue. This material squeezes through weak areas or gaps in surrounding tissues of your abdomen. Because of this, hernias can't be prevented, although you can reduce your risk of developing one. Hernias develop when physical stress forces the tissue or organ through a weakened area. This might happen if you lift a heavy object incorrectly, are pregnant, have diarrhea or constipation, or you suddenly cough or sneeze. Other factors like obesity, smoking, and poor nutrition can weaken the tissue area, increasing your risk for a hernia.<ref>https://ift.tt/3bCmosZ>
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While there are several types of hernias, all hernias are are an "out-pouching" of an organ, part of an organ or fatty tissue. This material squeezes through weak areas or gaps in the surrounding tissues of your abdomen. Because of this, hernias can't be prevented, although you can reduce your risk of developing one. Hernias develop when physical stress forces the tissue or organ through a weakened area. This might happen if you lift a heavy object incorrectly, are pregnant, have diarrhea or constipation, or you suddenly cough or sneeze. Other factors like obesity, smoking, and poor nutrition can weaken the tissue area, increasing your risk for a hernia.<ref>https://ift.tt/3bCmosZ>
   
 
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#Know when to get immediate medical attention. If you feel pain, tenderness, or discomfort when you push the hernia, stop pushing and call for medical help. Hernias can block blood flow within the abdomen which can cause a medical emergency. Pain can indicate:[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
#Know when to get immediate medical attention. If you feel pain, tenderness, or discomfort when you push the hernia, stop pushing and call for medical help. Hernias can block blood flow within the abdomen which can cause a medical emergency. Pain can indicate:[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
#*A hernia that's become trapped in the abdominal wall.
 
#*A hernia that's become trapped in the abdominal wall.
#*A hernia that's become twisted and strangulated, which cuts off blood supply. If this happens, tissue dies and can cause gangrene.
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#*A hernia that's become twisted and strangulated, which cuts off the blood supply. If this happens, tissue dies and can cause gangrene.
 
#Talk with your doctor. While you can push a hernia back in and use a support to relieve discomfort, surgery is the only permanent treatment for hernias.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zurjhr> Discuss whether you'd like to consider this as an option. Keep in mind that most hernias are not medical emergencies, but they can become medical emergencies.[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 7.jpg|center]]
 
#Talk with your doctor. While you can push a hernia back in and use a support to relieve discomfort, surgery is the only permanent treatment for hernias.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zurjhr> Discuss whether you'd like to consider this as an option. Keep in mind that most hernias are not medical emergencies, but they can become medical emergencies.[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 7.jpg|center]]
 
#*There are no medications to treat a hernia.
 
#*There are no medications to treat a hernia.
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#*Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive although you'll also need to be under general anesthesia. Recovery time is much shorter than with open surgery.
 
#*Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive although you'll also need to be under general anesthesia. Recovery time is much shorter than with open surgery.
 
#Follow post-operation recommendations. After surgery, take pain medication and gradually return to your normal activity level within 3 or 4 days. You might feel sore or have nausea (from the anesthesia) which will wear off after a day or two. You should avoid strenuous activity like lifting until your doctor approves.<ref>http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Inguinalherniarepair/Pages/Recovery.aspx</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#Follow post-operation recommendations. After surgery, take pain medication and gradually return to your normal activity level within 3 or 4 days. You might feel sore or have nausea (from the anesthesia) which will wear off after a day or two. You should avoid strenuous activity like lifting until your doctor approves.<ref>http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Inguinalherniarepair/Pages/Recovery.aspx</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 9.jpg|center]]
#*Ask your physician when you can resume activities like sex, driving and exercising.
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#*Ask your physician when you can resume activities like sex, driving, and exercising.
   
 
=== Identifying and Reducing Your Risk For Hernias ===
 
=== Identifying and Reducing Your Risk For Hernias ===
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#*Umbilical hernias also happen in obese women or women who have had multiple pregnancies.
 
#*Umbilical hernias also happen in obese women or women who have had multiple pregnancies.
 
#Decide if you have a hiatal hernia. Look for a bulge near your stomach and consider if you have acid reflux disease. These are signs of a hiatal hernia. The bulge is actually your stomach pushing through an opening in your diaphragm where your esophagus enters.<ref>https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001137.htm</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 12.jpg|center]]
 
#Decide if you have a hiatal hernia. Look for a bulge near your stomach and consider if you have acid reflux disease. These are signs of a hiatal hernia. The bulge is actually your stomach pushing through an opening in your diaphragm where your esophagus enters.<ref>https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001137.htm</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 12.jpg|center]]
#*Other signs of hiatal hernia: heart burn, feeling of food stuck in your throat, feeling full quickly, and, rarely, chest pain, which can be confused with heart attack.
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#*Other signs of hiatal hernia: heartburn, feeling of food stuck in your throat, feeling full quickly, and, rarely, chest pain, which can be confused with a heart attack.
 
#*Hiatal hernias are more common in women, overweight people, and people over 50 years of age.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zuPGLV>
 
#*Hiatal hernias are more common in women, overweight people, and people over 50 years of age.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zuPGLV>
 
#Look for an incisional hernia. You might get a hernia following abdominal surgery, especially if you've been inactive. With an incisional hernia, the intestine emerges through a weakened part of the abdomen where you once had surgery.<ref>https://www.hernia.org/types/incisional-hernia/</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 13.jpg|center]]
 
#Look for an incisional hernia. You might get a hernia following abdominal surgery, especially if you've been inactive. With an incisional hernia, the intestine emerges through a weakened part of the abdomen where you once had surgery.<ref>https://www.hernia.org/types/incisional-hernia/</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 13.jpg|center]]
 
#*Incisional hernias are more common in the elderly or obese.
 
#*Incisional hernias are more common in the elderly or obese.
#Exercise and lose weight. You can reduce your risk for hernias by being a healthy weight and staying in shape. Work with a personal trainer or coach who can teach you how to properly exercise your abdominal muscles. You should try to strengthen these muscles to reduce your chances of getting a hernia. Studies have shown that stretching programs, like yoga may treat inguinal hernias.<ref>https://www.hernia.org/types/incisional-hernia/</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 14.jpg|center]]
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#Exercise and lose weight. You can reduce your risk for hernias by being a healthy weight and staying in shape. Work with a personal trainer or coach who can teach you how to properly exercise your abdominal muscles. You should try to strengthen these muscles to reduce your chances of getting a hernia. Studies have shown that stretching programs, like yoga, may treat inguinal hernias.<ref>https://www.hernia.org/types/incisional-hernia/</ref>[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 14.jpg|center]]
 
#*Learn how to lift heavy objects or do weight training before you lift heavy things. This can prevent damage to your abdominal muscles. If lifting, you may want to get help.
 
#*Learn how to lift heavy objects or do weight training before you lift heavy things. This can prevent damage to your abdominal muscles. If lifting, you may want to get help.
#Reduce physical stress. Hernias can't be prevented, but you can reduce your risk of developing one. This mainly involves reducing pressure on weakened abdominal walls. Avoid straining or excessive pressure when you toilet. To do this, eat fiber and drink plenty of water. These can loosen your stools, preventing constipation or diarrhea, conditions that strain already weak abdominal muscles.[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 15.jpg|center]]
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#Reduce physical stress. Hernias can't be prevented, but you can reduce your risk of developing one. This mainly involves reducing pressure on weakened abdominal walls. Avoid straining or excessive pressure when you use the toilet. To do this, eat fiber and drink plenty of water. These can loosen your stools, preventing constipation or diarrhea, conditions that strain already weak abdominal muscles.[[Image:Push a Hernia Back in Step 15.jpg|center]]
 
#*If you have a cold or allergies, don't be afraid to sneeze or cough. Suppressing these may actually lead to an inguinal hernia.<ref>https://ift.tt/3cRIJTH> Talk with your doctor if you're sneezing or coughing a lot.
 
#*If you have a cold or allergies, don't be afraid to sneeze or cough. Suppressing these may actually lead to an inguinal hernia.<ref>https://ift.tt/3cRIJTH> Talk with your doctor if you're sneezing or coughing a lot.
   


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