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Qi Gong Dao Yin Exercises For A Hernia
Exercising ; Hernias: Exercising does not usually cause hernias. Rather, exercising may cause previously asymptomatic hernias to become progressively larger and/or more symptomatic. Aerobic and cardiovascular type exercises have minimal effect. However strength and resistance exercises that increase pressure within the abdomen will cause hernias to generally enlarge and become progressively more symptomatic. ...Read more
Usually none: There is no particular exercise that is more likely to cause a hernia compared to another. Hernias can come from activity, but typically only in genetically susceptible individuals. Since there is no genetic test, I would simply not worry about it. Only limit your exercise based on how you tolerate it, and use common sense - it goes a long way. Hope this helps! ...Read more
It really depends how bad the cervical hernia is, and what kind of pressure against the nerve is causing, and what kind of symptoms you are having.
some neck exercise that stabalise the cervical vertebra are helpful. The best way to talk to a spine surgeon, depend on the status of your hernia from MRI, they can give you the proper advise. ...Read more
Most: Hernias can occur in areas of the body where muscle defects arise. Most occur during periods of intense increase in intraabdominal pressure--occasionally during exercise. The body is generally good at protecting itself from hernias unless sudden, severe increases uoccur (especially sneezing or hard coughing). I would not restrict exercises, but approach them sensibly and smoothly. ...Read more
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
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.
Past 6 months before I do an hernia operation, am a weight lifter but past 7 months I don't do exercise, but now I needto go gym, please give suugestion?
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
Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique, you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more
Is now six weeks after my umbilical hernia surgeryi have no pain im back at work is it ok to start exercise?
Post Op Living: Yes. Most likely. But, all of us here would always defer to the surgeon who cared for you. There would have been some post-operative instructions that you would have been given. I am surprised that you did not ask this of the surgeon during your post op visit. ...Read more
If hernia is treated with surgery then also issues remain? Life can come back to normal? Or can't do exercise or lift weight?
Style of operation?
most can resume activities after about 3 months. ...Read more
I had open hernia repair last thursday--and there so much info out there about when to return to exercise. What is the correct answer?
Take your time: There are many different opinions on how soon a person can resume exercise postop. I like to have patients wait 4 wks and then slowly increase activity based on how they feel. Be smart and don't overdo it and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read more
Recently iam opraeted umbilical hernia. Plz. Sugeest type of exercise. Runing &jogging, cycling, hill work out best or what.?
Wait at least 8 wks: Returning to activity after umbilical hernia repair, depends on the size of the hernia and how it was repaired, any complicating medical conditions that you have or medications that you take, and your surgeon's preference. Usually gradual return to regular activity is allowed after 8 weeks, but may be longer if there are any complicating factors. More rigorous activities are allowed as tolerated. ...Read more