A hernia is a protrusion of an organ or tissue through the wall that normally contains it.

Hernias are one of the most common types of medical conditions and they can occur in any part of the body. They are usually caused by pressure, such as lifting heavy objects. In some cases, a hernia can be life-threatening if it becomes strangulated or infected.

Key take-away: Some people with hernias have no pain while others will experience severe discomfort from time to time which worsens when coughing, sneezing, laughing etcetera…

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Many people may not know they have this type of condition until symptoms become more serious due to being unaware because there was never any significant problems before.

What is a hernia?

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of tissue or organ through the wall that normally contains it. This often occurs when there has been some type of pressure, such as lifting heavy objects and can happen at any age and in more than one part of the body.

There are two types:

Direct inguinal (male) or

Femoral (female).

Hernias most commonly occur near where you would wear your belt – this is called a groin hernia. 

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