Hernias often occur when one of the body’s internal parts presses against a muscle or internal tissue. Hernias typically develop in the area between the chest and hips.

There are several types of hernia surgeries:
– Open surgery: Involves making a surgical incision to allow the repositioning of protruded tissues or internal organ parts back into the body.
– Laparoscopic surgery: Involves making several small cuts or wounds that allow the surgeon to repair the hernia using special tools.

Patients can usually go home immediately after the surgery or the following day and need a few weeks to fully recover.

What are the types of hernias?

– Inguinal hernia:
This type occurs when fatty tissue from the intestines presses on the groin area. It is the most common type of hernia and affects men more frequently.

– Femoral hernia:
Occurs due to pressure on fatty tissue inside the intestines but is generally less common than inguinal hernias, and more frequently affects women than men.

– Umbilical hernia:
Occurs near the navel where fatty tissue presses on the intestines. This type is more common among children if the navel does not close properly after cutting the umbilical cord post-birth, but it can also affect adults due to repeated pressure on the abdominal area.

Causes of hernias:
– Excessive obesity.
– Weightlifting and carrying heavy weights.
– Chronic coughing.
– Accumulation of fluids in the abdomen.
– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to chronic chest allergies.
– Family medical history of hernias.

Symptoms of hernias vary between men and women.

Symptoms in men include:
– A bulge in the hernia area that can be seen or felt.
– Pain in the affected area.
– A sensation of pressure at the hernia site.
– A feeling of tension around the testicles in the scrotum.
– Pain that worsens with activities like lifting weights.

Symptoms in women include:
– Sharp pain in the affected area.
– A burning sensation.
– Discomfort, especially with activity.

Prevention methods for hernias include:
– Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding obesity.
– Consuming fiber-rich foods to prevent constipation.
– Quitting smoking.
– Performing exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles.
– Avoiding lifting heavy weights.

Possible complications of hernias include:
– Swelling and pain in the surrounding area.
– Intestinal obstruction, causing nausea and constipation.
– Injury or death of intestinal tissues due to a lack of blood supply.

If you experience any symptoms or complications, we advise you to contact Dr. Samir Rahmani, the best surgeon in Dubai and Sharjah. You can reach him at: +971552564750.

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