Every disease and the medical condition has complications that range from mild to severe. A hernia is a medical condition where internal organs or tissues push through the muscle wall that holds them in their position. If a hernia is left untreated, it can lead to severe complications such as swelling & pain at the site of the hernia, strangulation, and obstruction. Throughout this article, we will be discussing hernia, its complications, and how to prevent them.
A bulge or a lump will be developed if the tissues, fat, and internal organs push through any weak muscle. This bulge or lump is called a hernia and can occur in the body regions such as the lower abdomen, groin or inner thigh, belly button, diaphragm, and upper or central part of the abdomen.
Hernia can be a congenital [birth-defect] or can develop during aging. In most of the cases, there is no reason behind the development of a hernia. However, people of all age groups are prone to developing a hernia. The risk of hernia increases along with age and is more commonly seen in men than women. Few of the daily activities and medical problems that can cause hernia are:
Other reasons for hernia may include cystic fibrosis, chronic cough or sneezing, obesity [overweight], poor nutrition, peritoneal dialysis, enlarged prostate, over-exercising [strenuous activity], enlarged prostate, scar tissue that doesn’t heal properly, undescended testicles [cryptorchidism], excessive pressure on the abdomen, and a pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall.
If the bulge or hernia can’t be pushed back in, then the hernia becomes incarcerated or irreducible. This incarcerated hernia can progress to a strangulated hernia, where the blood supply to the hernia is cut off. At this stage, one can suffer from serious complications that require immediate medical attention or medical surgery. Complications that are involved in hernia are:
One cannot prevent the congenital [birth-defect] hernia and muscle weakness, so the amount of strain and pressure applied to the muscle and tissues can be reduced. This helps an individual to avoid a hernia and to reduce the risk of existing hernia from getting worse. Following are a few of the measures that may help in preventing hernia.
If hernias are left untreated, they become more severe that leads to strangulation and obstruction. To avoid such things, consult the doctor when you notice any symptom of hernia. Besides, even after surgical treatment of hernia, one can have complications such as infection, rejection of the mesh, and recurrence of a hernia. So, please follow all the preventive measures and instructions provided by your doctor for happy health.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.
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