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Can I have weight loss surgery if I have an umbilical hernia?

Can I have weight loss surgery if I have an umbilical hernia?

Yes: An umbilical hernia is not a reason to not have weight loss surgery - the hernia can usually be fixed at the time if weight loss surgery as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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Will i lose weight after umbilical hernia surgery?

Will i lose weight after umbilical hernia surgery?

Up to you: Only if you exercise more and eat less. Weight loss is a matter of calories burned being greater than calories consumed. Hernia surgery closes or occludes a defect but has nothing to do with weight loss. ...Read more

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I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia,surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should i wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?

I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia,surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should i wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?

6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we recommend 6 weeks of 10 lb weight lifting limitations with a gradual return to increased activity afterward. Especially after 20 years, you need to use caution when restarting an exercise program and would benefit from working with a licensed trainer. ...Read more

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Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Yes. Theoretically weight loss decreases intraabdominal fat and reduces pressure and reflux symptoms and may modify the hiatal hernia. Improvement in muscle tone in the abdomen is also a factor. ...Read more

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Can weight loss reverse a ventral hernia?

Can weight loss reverse a ventral hernia?

No: A hernia is amechanical problem that won't go away with weight loss. Weight loss before hernia surgery, however, is very important for an effective repair. ...Read more

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I had a very large incisional hernia repair 12 weeks ago that failed. I am 5'2" and 230 lbs. How much weight loss is recommended before I try again?

I had a very large incisional hernia repair 12 weeks ago that failed. I am 5'2" and 230 lbs. How much weight loss is recommended before I try again?

As much as possible : The best results are when you are as lean as possible. If you are going for it again make sure that you find a surgeon that performs complicated redo hernias. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?

Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?

Unrelated issues: There is no substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Exercise to improve toning, reduce cravings ; stress, assist in body self-image. Unfortunately, you can't pick where (or not) you gain the weight. ...Read more

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Are hernias & weight loss related? My boss had one after gastric bypass. I am doing ww to lose weight. I have a hiatal hernia too. Had lost a lot b4.

Anatomy: I do not get the question and am trying to understand it from your point of view. Being obese or significantly over weight increases the likelihood of all kinds of hernias. But, a hiatal hernia is very different than an umbilical or abdominal wall hernia. I see no connection between any kind of hernia and the ability to lose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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