Did you know chronic constipation can cause hernia? As we all know, a hernia is bulging of an organ or tissue (mostly in abdomen or groin area) through an abnormal opening. This protrusion cannot be pushed back even with the aid of hernia belts and the only reliable treatment available for the patient is hernia surgery or medically known as herniorrhaphy.
Now, how chronic constipation causes a hernia? Constipation means not having a proper bowel movement. In order to have a proper bowel movement, many people do excessive straining in the toilet which can result in a hernia. It’s not just constipation, any activity that puts pressure on your abdominal wall can cause a hernia. For instance, chronic coughing and lifting heavy weights constantly might cause a hernia. Even certain injuries contribute to the cause of hernia.
So, how to prevent constipation to avoid a hernia? The answer lies below.
• Drink plenty of water
• Eat a fibre-rich diet (that contains fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, pulses, etc.)
• Exercise every alternate day
• Do not ignore a bowel movement
• Avoid overstraining in the toilet.
Like we said in the introduction of the blog, hernias cannot be pushed back and can only be treated with hernia repair surgery. At Varanasi Hospital, we provide both general and laparoscopic hernia operation to the patients. Our expert laparoscopic surgeon in Varanasi, Dr Manish Jindal has an experience of more than 10 years in laparoscopic surgeries. Since laparoscopic surgical procedures are minimally-invasive and allows faster recovery than general hernia repair surgery, it is highly recommended by medical professionals.
If you’re in need of affordable hernia treatment, visit Varanasi Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Varanasi.