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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Hernia

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Are there any alternative treatments for epigastric hernia?

Are there any alternative treatments for epigastric hernia?

Hernia or diastasis?: You need to differentiate an abdominal wall hernia from rectus diastasis. A hernia occurs when there is a defect in the abdominal wall that allows contents to protrude through the defect, most common are inguinal, umbilical and ventral (post-surgical) hernias. Rectus diastasis is a weakness of the midline tissues that normally connect the two rectus muscles. The weakness is not a true hernia. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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Which treatments are needed for a hiatal hernia?

Life style changes: Most hiatal hernias need no treatment. It is best to remain upright for at least 4 hours following meals, avoid smoking and drinking alchol, try not to drink liquids prior to lying down. ...Read more

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Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Yes: There are however many different clinical scenarios, including the size and location of the hernia that will dictate the technique of repair which in turn will dictate the type of mesh that is best for you. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment for hiatal hernia's?

I want to know what's the treatment for hiatal hernia's?

Depends: On the size ; type of hiatal hernia. Most commonly medications are used to decrease acid in the stomach, avoid eating late at night or several hours before lsyonyg down. Sometimes surgical repair is indicated for some types of hiatal hernia. Newer non-invasive procedures are being developed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of umblical hernia at the age of 56?

What is the treatment of umblical hernia at the age of 56?

Elective surgery: Hernia can become dangerous when bowel moves into the hernia (hole in fascia) and gets stuck. To avoid this, surgery is always recommended and elective surgery has good outcome and lowers risk of bowel complication. Repair can be done open or laprascopic. Take friend with you to meet with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Suggestions on pharm treatment for soa secondary to hiatal hernia?

Several: Reduce reflux: elevate head of bed. Small meals and not late into evening before sleep. No smoking control weight then antacids, blockers etc. ...Read more