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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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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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Hernias: Symptoms, Types and Treatments

Hernias: Symptoms, Types and Treatments

When an organ or any piece of tissue protrudes out of its space, the condition is called a hernia. This usually happens because the surrounding muscle or wall of tissue is weak, allowing the protrusion to happen. A hernia can be seen as a visible lump, which

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How can heartburn and reflux be signs of a hiatal hernia?

How can heartburn and reflux be signs of a hiatal hernia?

A hiatal hernia is a small bulge in the stomach through the hiatus. The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm of the stomach that connects to the esophagus. The cause of the hiatal hernia is unknown, but it is argued that it is normally caused due

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Not All Hernia Doctors Are Equal

Not All Hernia Doctors Are Equal

Choosing the Right Hernia Specialist Some doctors aren’t trained in the best and latest techniques for surgical treatment of hernias. This isn’t because they are choosing to be out of the loop. There is a lot of training end effort involved in keeping up to date with

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Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Risk of Heart Attack May Rise by 1/5 with Antacid Medication Proton pump inhibitors are antacid medication commonly taken by adults for a range of health conditions. New research suggests that adults using the drug are 16-21% more likely to have a heart attack than people not

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Hiatal Hernias Common in Obese Patients

Hiatal Hernias Common in Obese Patients

A hiatal hernia is a hernia located inside the abdominal cavity at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach near the diaphragm. This condition causes the upper portion of the stomach to migrate through the esophageal hiatus into the chest cavity, causing symptoms of acid reflux.

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Saving Victoria’s Leg – Magdi Alexander, MD saves a Nurse’s Leg

Saving Victoria’s Leg - Magdi Alexander, MD saves a Nurse’s Leg

Saving Victoria’s Leg Magdi Alexander, MD saves a Nurse’s Leg A caring, forward thinking physician can be the difference between keeping or losing a limb. Such was the case with Victoria Winter, early in 2013. Victoria suffered from a minor blister on her foot which she felt

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