The Serious Risks You’re Taking by Not Treating a Hernia

There are avowed procrastinators who abide by the saying: “Don’t rush me, I’m waiting for the last minute.” That might be funny if the topic was inconsequential, but getting treatment for a hernia would not be one of them. The serious risks you’re taking by not treating a hernia are no joke, and delaying needed surgery is never a good idea.

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Surprising Hernia Causes You May Not Know

Do you have a hernia? Do you have any idea why, what happened, or whether you might have done something to cause it? Of the 700,000 hernia surgeries performed each year, only a small percentage of patients are actually aware of what caused their hernia. It might be helpful to learn about some surprising hernia causes that you may not know.

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8 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Developing a Parastomal Hernia

Within two years of surgery to create a stoma, 50% to 78% of people will develop a parastomal hernia, making it the most frequent complication after a colostomy or other types of stomas. If you are planning to have surgery or have recently had a colostomy or ileostomy, pay close attention to these 8 ways you can reduce your risk of developing a parastomal hernia.

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3 Types of Hernias That Men Are Most Likely to Develop in Their Lifetime

A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other part of the body extends through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally holds it.  It is most common in the abdominal cavity between the hips and chest. Hernias are not usually life threatening, but can require surgery to prevent dangerous complications.

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3 NFL Players Already Affected By Hernia Injuries This Season

Sports hernias are fairly common, especially among professional athletes. In the past few weeks of the NFL season there have already been 3 skilled players injured and taken off the field by a hernia, which may be enough to cost your favorite team their shot at the Super Bowl.

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