Taking Care Of A Hernia

A hernia can be a painful condition and affects most men, especially those who so not take care when exercising. A Hernia is typically a bulge of an internal organ through the membrane that is meant to contain the organ. The bulge can vary to a great degree from a small swelling in the groin or abdomen to a great bulge of the organ through the muscle.

There are many kinds of hernia but we will discuss the type that affects men mostly those into weight training. This is the hernia in the groin and abdomen. The hernia in the groin is known widely as a ‘sportsman’s’ hernia. This is characterized a constant pain in the groin that just won’t go away. This is the inguinal hernia because the main symptom is the dilated ring of the inguinal canal. In the beginning an actual hernia is not present but it will make itself known if care is not taken.

It is of great importance to repair the hernia as soon as is possible or else organ dysfunction will occur and then further complications will lead to necessary hospitalization of the patient.

Inguinal hernia is caused by an inferior abdominal wall. Other conditions such as lifting of heavy weights without wearing a tight belt around the inguinal area is the main cause. Constipation is another main cause of developing this form of hernia as is straining a lot during urination. When this type of hernia develops there will be a lot of pain in the area. The hernia can be felt as a small bulge by placing the hand over it.

The doctor may not advise surgery, though this is the permanent treatment for this disorder. Mostly the hernia is so small that it is possible to wear a truss (a specially designed belt) to contain the hernia from pushing outward. Surgery requires the implanting of a synthetic mesh, a little larger than the hernia, just under the skin and over the hernia. This mesh contains the hernia effectively.

This is not the end though. Care must be taken to never lift weights and walk carefully. Quick movements will be a thing of the past though medication will soon stop after the surgery. These precautions are necessary because the gap in the skin may not heal completely and a little exertion may tear the skin further damaging the containment of the hernia all over again.