What Is a Hernia?
An abdominal hernia develops when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through a weak spot of a muscle or tissue. The most common area that hernias appear is in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the thigh, belly button, or groin area. BraceAbility offers a wide variety of binders, belts, trusses, and compression shorts to relieve pain and quicken the healing process of your hernias. View all abdominal binders for hernia treatment here.
What Causes an Abdominal Hernia?
Abdominal hernias can be caused by a number of things, usually, it being muscle weakness and strain. An Abdominal Hernia Belt is suggested to help this weakness by applying constant pressure to your abdominal area. A few frequent causes of muscle weakness would include your age, excessive coughing or sneezing, or damage from a serious injury or surgery. A few factors that may strain your body and cause a hernia include: being pregnant, improper lifting of heavy objects, sudden weight gain, and being constipated. The most common symptom of a hernia is a bulge in the affected area. You may also feel some pain, discomfort, and pressure in the affected area. To avoid an abdominal hernia from recurring, a Hernia Truss Belt is suggested to compress the weak area of the abdominal wall and prevent further hernias from occurring.
Hernia Trusses and Belts
In some cases, you may need surgery to remove a hernia, in this case, we would recommend a Post Surgical Abdominal Hernia Belt. This abdominal binder belt will help to protect the incisions site and help to apply pressure to the affected area. BraceAbility offers many other products to help with all kinds of different hernias including umbilical, inguinal, and parastomal hernias. We also offer many different kinds of belts, trusses, binders, and compression shorts to help with hernias located in the thigh, belly button, and groin areas.
By wearing a Hernia Truss Belt you may be able to prevent future hernias, this belt will support the weak areas of the abdomen. Our hernia belts and trusses are available for men and women and come in various sizes to help fit your individual needs.
An Umbilical Hernia is a type of hernia that occurs when fat and fluid from the intestine pushes through a weak area in the abdomen, which causes pain and swelling near the belly button. Umbilical Hernias are very common in newborns, but the hernias often heal on their own by the age of 1. This type of hernia can also occur in adults suffering from health conditions that cause an increase in pressure in the stomach, such as being overweight, pregnant, or ascites (excess fluid in the belly). To relieve these symptoms in the abdominal area caused by Umbilical Hernias, Physio Supports recommends an Umbilical Hernia Support. With this hernia belt, pressure is applied to protect and heal these weak areas. The hernia truss will also reduce pain and accelerate the healing process through compression of the weak area.
Another common type of abdominal hernia is an Inguinal Hernia. This type of hernia occurs when tissue in the groin muscle pushes through a weak spot or area. This area is often weak due to the opening in the muscle wall not closing before birth as it should have. Common symptoms of Inguinal Hernias include a bulge in the groin or scrotum, and pain or burning in the groin area. Surgery is the only option to properly treat Inguinal Hernias, because they will not heal on their own, unlike a number of other types of hernias. After Inguinal Hernia surgery, it is recommended that one wears a Inguinal Hernia Belt, which will help relieve pressure and accelerate the healing process for the Inguinal Hernia surgical procedure. In addition to the Inguinal Hernia Belt, we also recommend Hernia Support Compression Shorts to relieve pain and add pressure to the affected groin area. These groin compression shorts have detachable and adjustable straps to allow you to apply pressure in the needed areas of pain.
Ostomy & Parastomal Hernias
Parastomal Hernias are extremely common. This type of hernia develops when a deficiency in the stomach wall causes part of the bowel to bulge out, causing swelling of the stoma. A stoma is an opening that was constructed surgically on the outside of the abdomen area to allow urine or feces into an exterior pouch, following removal of the urinary system or bowel. If you have a stoma from such procedures, we would recommend an Ostomy Hernia Belt, which will prevent leaking and also eases pain of hernias after a surgical procedure such as this one. During pastoral hernia recovery, a post-surgical hernia truss is recommended to speed the healing process and decrease any pain experienced after the procedure.
Abdominal Hernia Treatment
The typical treatment for Abdominal Hernias is a conventional hernia-repair procedure, known as Herniorrhaphy. During this surgery, a single long incision is made in the affected area. If the hernia is bulging out of the abdominal wall, the bulge is simply pushed back into place, or tied off and removed immediately. For smaller, less severe abdominal hernias, sewing the edges of the healthy muscle together is a simple fix to repair the weak sections. After an abdominal hernia-repair surgery, a Post Surgical Hernia Belt is suggested by BraceAbility to protect the incision site and quicken the recovery process. This hernia truss will also relieve pain with added compression.
In some cases, surgery is not needed for abdominal hernias, although wearing an abdominal hernia belt or truss is recommended to put pressure on the weak area of the abdominal wall, which could potentially prevent a hernia from occurring. To avoid an abdominal hernia from recurring, a hernia truss belt is suggested to compress the weak area of the abdominal wall and prevent further hernias from occurring.