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Types of hernia:

·         Inguinal hernia

·         Incisional hernia

·         Femoral hernia

·         Umbilical hernia

·         Epigastric hernia

Causes of hernia:

·         Chronic constipation

·         Straining in bowel movements

·         Chronic cough prostate

·         Straining to urinate

·         Extra weight

·         Heavy lifting

·         Poor nutrition

·         Smoking

·         Over exertion

·         Undescended testicles

·         Previous surgery

·         Pregnancy

·         By birth

Understanding of hernia:


A hernia is a sac formation due to weakness or tear in abdominal muscles. A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. Any activity that increases intra-abdominal pressure can worsen a hernia; examples of such activities are lifting weights, coughing, or even straining to have a bowel movement, or pregnancy.

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