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Is there a good way to prevent ventral hernias?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most ventral hernias are ones that you are born with or develop after having prior abdominal surgery.
While you cannot prevent these hernias, they are more likely to enlarge in response to constant strain from obesity and/or excessive lifting. Furthermore, "the enemy of good is better": excessive core exercises can hasten the development of these hernias.

In brief: No
Most ventral hernias are ones that you are born with or develop after having prior abdominal surgery.
While you cannot prevent these hernias, they are more likely to enlarge in response to constant strain from obesity and/or excessive lifting. Furthermore, "the enemy of good is better": excessive core exercises can hasten the development of these hernias.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
It depends on the type of ventral hernias.
For those at ir near the belly button, there's no specific activity restriction or other way to prevent it. Ventral hernias after surgery may be prevented if the surgeon closes the abdomen using the "short stitch" technique, or the patient stops smoking and loses weight before the operation.

In brief: Maybe
It depends on the type of ventral hernias.
For those at ir near the belly button, there's no specific activity restriction or other way to prevent it. Ventral hernias after surgery may be prevented if the surgeon closes the abdomen using the "short stitch" technique, or the patient stops smoking and loses weight before the operation.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
Thank
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