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Will A Hernia Go Away By Losing Weight
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I had inguinal open/mesh repair 2 months ago. I plan to lose between 85-100 pounds over the next year. Will losing weight affect my hernia repair?
My husband was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia taking nexium, (esomeprazole) but he is losing weight, loss of appetite, and sleeps a lot could this be more then a herni?
Talk with your doc: Great question. When belly pain or any changes in our digestion are also associated with losing weight, it increases our level of our concern. If we feel bad, eat less, we will often lose weight. *but* it's important to check out other things too and make sure it's not the more worrisome things. Good for you! Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How should I go about loosing weight with stomach problems like diverticulitous gastritious might have hernia too?
Same way: As others eat less reg exercisesGet a more detailed answer ›
Is loosing weight initially associated with early symptom of ingenuial hernia? When abdominal wall weakens does blood test show anything?
Hernias: Hernias can protrude with weight loss. The fat that was plugging the opening may shrink and allow fat or abdominal organs to protrude. You should start with a physical exam to see if your hernia can be felt. A general surgeon or general internist can examine you. If it is small, an ultrasound or ct scan can image the hernia. Blood tests will not help. Read more
Calorie restriction: Limit calorie intake to 1200-1500/day. You must count the calories of everything that goes in your mouth. Avoid carbohydrates. Walk 30 minutes per day at least 5 days per week. Stay hydrated and take a multivitamin daily. Guaranteed to work if you do this, but its a lot easier said than done. If you have the mindset you will do anything it takes to get the weight off, you will do it! Good luck! Read more
Obesity ; Surgery: Anatomy. Abdominal pressure on the wound. To avoid the wound opening up during healing. For oxygen to get to the injured tissue to heal best. I am not sure why you would not automatically understand this. And, for that reason I am happy you reached out to us here on health tap. Read more
Aerobic Exercise: Weight loss is primarily related to reducing caloric intake and increasing aerobic activity, in that order of importance. Neither of those should be affected by the presence of a ventral hernia. While building muscle mass may improve one's metabolic rate, this needs to be balanced by the effect that heavy lifting has on the hernia. Have you considered hernia repair? Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had my umbilical hernia operated I have not eatten from23 days but I have not lose any weight please tell me how I can lose weight?
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My umilical hernia repaired. 7 months ago. Now I m very fat what are risk? How to lose weight my weight is 84 kg. And my age 20 years old. .
Need 2 calculate BMI: Your body mass index (bmi) calculation may be helpful in determining if you're too heavy (>25), too thin (<18), or just right (19-25). Obesity is defined as bmi >30. There are of course a lot of other consideration when figuring out what your ideal weight should be: activity, illness, age, plans for surgery, etc. It's good you're thinking "healthy" here...Now do some homework to plan strategy. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wall hernia throw up everything she eats lately could the hernia be related. Cant have surgery until she loses weight?
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