How To Treat A Hernia
A hernia is characterized by a protrusion of an organ or other structure through a body cavity where it is typically contained. A hernia may produce slight to no pain.
There are several causes for hernias including genetics, straining, lifting heavy objects or obesity. The danger presented by a hernia involves constricting the blood supply to the affected organs. This results in an oxygen deficiency that can destroy tissue. Treatment for a hernia depends on the type and severity.
In many cases, a hernia may be treated with a few lifestyle changes or medication. In severe cases, hernias may become a life-threatening situation. A physician should be consulted for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.