Hernia

About- Hernia is a bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening.
 
Common types of Hernia
Femoral hernia
Hiatal (hiatus) hernia
Inguinal hernia
Umbilical hernia
 
Symptoms-
 
  • Acid reflux
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain or burning sensation in the affected area
  • Swelling, bulge or lump in the affected area
  • Weakness, pressure, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
 
Causes-
  • Aging
  • Ascites
  • Chronic cough
  • Constipation
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Heavy weight lifting
  • Obesity
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Physical exertion
  • Poor nutrition
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Straining to urinate
  • Trauma, injury or surgery
  • Undescended testicles
 
Specialists to visit
General Surgeon
General Physician
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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