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Hiatal Hernia Prevention Tips

Hiatal Hernia Prevention Tips

What is a Hiatal Hernia? A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through the diaphragm, the large muscle separating your abdomen and chest. Your diaphragm has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube (esophagus) passes before connecting to your stomach.

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Hernia Risk Factors

Hernia Risk Factors

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes out of a weakened portion of muscle in which it normally resides. The combination of pressure and a weakened portion of the surrounding muscle typically cause them. Specific risk factors can be broken down by hernia type: Inguinal hernia risk

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Is My “Outie” Belly Button a Hernia?

Is My “Outie” Belly Button a Hernia?

As a child, you may have heard people talk about belly buttons as “innies” or “outies.” In medical terms, although they are normal and harmless in most cases, an “outie” may actuality an umbilical hernia. Although most umbilical hernias occur in babies, they also are know to

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Got a Hernia? You should call a doctor today

Got a Hernia? You should call a doctor today

A hernia is a structural abnormality that occurs when a body part protrudes through the surrounding tissue. For example, a hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach pushes up into the chest. Hernias can occur in other parts of the body, such as the thigh

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When to call a doctor for a Hernia?

When to call a doctor for a Hernia?

A hernia is a structural abnormality that occurs when a body part protrudes through the surrounding tissue. For example, a hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach pushes up into the chest. Hernias can occur in other parts of the body, such as the thigh

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FAQ: Do I Need Surgery for my Hernia?

FAQ: Do I Need Surgery for my Hernia?

Types of Hernias A hernia occurs when the fatty tissue pushes through a weak spot in the muscle. When the abdomen is subject to high pressure caused by lifting heavy objects, diarrhea or constipation, or persistent coughing or sneezing, hernias may occur if there is a weak

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Myths of Hernias

Myths of Hernias

What are Hernias? When an organ or piece of tissue pushes through a weakening in the muscle wall that encloses the abdominal cavity, a hernia occurs. When pressure increases in an area where the abdominal cavity is weak, hernias are likely to develop. This pressure can be

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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal: Recovery Tips

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal: Recovery Tips

Undergoing any sort of surgical procedure can make one feel anxious. It can be especially scary when a surgery must be done suddenly. Fortunately, the medical field has made many advances in the realm of surgical procedures, and gallbladder surgery is one of them. Many individuals needing

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The Gallstone Diet: What to Eat

The Gallstone Diet: What to Eat

Where is your Gallbladder? The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located under the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder is relatively small, measuring to be around 4-inches long. Its main function is to collect and store bile, a digestive fluid produced in

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How to Exercise and Prevent a Hernia

How to Exercise and Prevent a Hernia

Most hernias result from straining, often when heavy lifting, coughing, or when suffering from constipation. Increasing the pressure on the stomach muscles may encourage the intestine to protrude through any weaknesses, resulting in a hernia. Groin and abdominal hernias are the most common in individuals involved in

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