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Can i exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Can i exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Yes, but it might : Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoid any exercise that strains your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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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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Can i start exercise after 5 month of hernia surgery?

Can i start exercise after 5 month of hernia surgery?

Yes: Five months should be more than enough recovery time to resume exercise following repair of most hernias. Might not be a bad idea just to check with your surgeon before resuming vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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If i exercise everyday will it make my hernia get smaller?

If i exercise everyday will it make my hernia get smaller?

No: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra abdominal contents can protrude and appear as a lump under the skin. Only a surgical procedure will close the hole. Unfortunately, exercise will not. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia, meaning no bigger than 2cm, shouldn't be a problem when it comes to exercise. It may cause you some heartburn, and strenuous exercise may exacerbate that a bit, but for the most part you should be able to do whatever exercises you want to. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a hiatal hernia from exercise?

Not really: While exercise alone in rare circumstances may cause or make a hiatal hernia worse, there are many factors at play such as genetics, normal aging process, and medical conditions such as obesity that also may contribute. ...Read more

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I can't afford surgery on my ing uinal hernia what's the best exercise I can do?

I can't afford surgery on my ing uinal hernia what's the best exercise I can do?

Walking: This problem is not improved with exercise. Imagine an old innertube tire with a weak area and bulging of the innertube. This doesn't get better with stress or increased inflation; it has to be fixed. Your only option outside of surgery is a truss to hold pressure on the area. I wish we had an alternative to surgery, especially for the smaller, bothersome hernias. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with a hiatal hernia?

Does exercise help with a hiatal hernia?

Indirectly, at best.: A hiatal hernia, by definition, is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm muscle that separates the chest from abdominal cavity. It is often used interchangeably with gerd; while often both present, they are distinctly separate diseases. Exercise may indirectly help gerd by leading to weight loss but it will not improve the anatomical abnormality of a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


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