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Dangers of leaving your hernia untreated

If you are experiencing abdominal pain and you feel as though you could have a hernia, you may be tempted to simply avoid the problem and manage your pain as it comes.

When a hernia develops it often comes as a result of heavy lifting, a previous surgery, injury, stress, or weight gain. Hernias occur naturally and they are idiopathic, meaning that there is no cause or genetic reason for a hernia to occur. Natural weak spots throughout the abdomen will simply cause a hernia to develop and repair is required as soon as one is identified.

Anyone can develop a hernia and it’s extremely important that you know more about the side effects as well as the symptoms. Living with a hernia doesn’t necessarily mean that you will experience difficulty or harm but the effects of a hernia should not be underestimated as they can quickly become very dangerous for your health due to bacterial infection to the blood.

Hernias can also cause chest pain and limit activity over time and when serious hernias escalate, this often leads to serious injury and may even have fatal consequences. Hernias that eventually cause severe harm or lead to death often do so because they have not been treated properly or they were treated too late. If you’re hernia is identified early and treated appropriately, the risks for serious injury and loss of life are minimized drastically.

Hernias that go untreated:
If a hernia is left untreated it often has a tendency to get worse. The more mild symptoms of a hernia will begin to turn into something much more serious and this can often spiral into some extremely complicated symptoms. If you feel as though you have a hernia, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a specialist as soon as possible.

An activity restriction can often reduce the ongoing severity of symptoms but a hernia is not something that can heal on its own. One of the only ways that you can deal with a hernia effectively is with surgery. Hernias can stop growing but they never shrink in size and this means that the longer that you go on without treatment, the higher the chance of extreme complications and allowing the hernia to grow making it harder to treat in the future.

The dangers of leaving a hernia untreated:
Many people simply avoid treating a hernia as it’s not providing them with any sort of extreme discomfort. An untreated hernia will eventually turn into a much more uncomfortable and painful ailment. If a hernia is left untreated for long enough, it can become a life-threatening condition.

If you have experienced the symptoms of a hernia and you are in need of help with diagnosis, surgery and intervention for your hernia, contact our team today. We can diagnose your condition and present solutions to assist you with your health.

Posted in: News on October 9, 2020.

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