There are five types of hernias — abdominal, hiatal, femoral, inguinal, umbilical, and incisional hernias.
Abdominal hernias occur when the intestines or tissue push through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall. This type is common near surgical incisions and, therefore, these are sometimes known as incisional hernias.
Hiatal hernias are a result of the stomach or esophagus bulging upward into the diaphragm. This can result in frequent cases of heartburn or the development of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
As for femoral hernias, they appear just below the groin when the intestinal sac or fatty tissue drops into the femoral canal. This is a space located at the top of the inner thigh where the femoral artery carries blood from the leg.
An inguinal hernia can occur on one or both sides of the groin and is most common in men. This type of hernia is a result of a breach in the lower abdomen.
Most common in women after pregnancy, umbilical hernias occur near the bellybutton or navel. This area is an especially good target due to the weakness caused by the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.While there are several types of hernias, it is often pre-peritoneal fat or tissue that pushes through the abdominal wall. With what result?
Depending on where it is located and the amount of protrusion, a hernia may cause a lump that can be seen and felt. Sometimes, gentle pressure can push the hernia back in, although a temporary fix. You may notice, too, that sometimes the bulge has disappeared in the morning.
Additionally, a person may experience symptoms such as swelling, tenderness, sharp pains or pulling sensations in the affected area. If and when a hernia grows, discomfort may increase.However, it’s interesting to note that most hernias do not cause painful symptoms. In fact, many can often live with hernias for years without a problem. That raises the question, “When should I seek the advice of a medical professional?”
In such cases, it would be wise to get checked out by your doctor. He or she can determine what treatment is appropriate, if any is needed at all. Sometimes complications can arise, which may require surgery to fix.For example, strangulation of a hernia is considered a medical emergency. When the window through which tissue or an organ has squeezed is tightly clamped shut, it can cut off blood supply to the area. This can cause tissue death with the possibility of other problems. While most hernias do not cause such serious problems, this is a possibility. Therefore, it’s always wise to know what your situation is beforehand and get an updated evaluation if anything should change.
In the United States alone, it’s estimated that five and a half million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease . Imagine that already large number multiplied the world over. How many millions would that make? As of 2016, the estimate was upwards of 44 million .Although this is a common disease, there’s sadly very little understanding as to what it is, what it does, who it affects and what can be done to help those who live with it. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which is this month, we’ll discuss all of those things.
In a 2007 study , most men indicated that they had health insurance. Yet 58% had a reason for not going to the doctor. By far the most common reason — coming in at 36% — the majority of men said they only go to the doctor when they are extremely ill.
While it might be easy for guys to brush off seemingly minor problems, it’s not the wisest thing to do. Why not? Often times, symptoms can be indicative of underlying conditions that require swift medical attention and treatment. The longer health issues go undiagnosed and untreated, the worse they can become.Have we got you on edge fellas? While we do, why not consider a few common symptoms that are often dismissed but could point to a number of health issues