A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall through which internal organs bulge or push through. Hernias are common causes for pain, discomfort, and decreased quality of life. They can interfere with ability to perform physical activities. Since hernias do not improve spontaneously, surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Surgical is also recommended to avoid strangulation of bowel.
One of the important observations made during the Covid Pandemic was that nearly 80% of those individuals who died from Covid-19 or had severe infection requiring hospitalization suffered from severe excess weight. When researchers studied all clinical variables, no other factor – not even advanced age - was found to have such a profound impact on an individual’s response to this infection. This observation has resulted in a renewed interest among the public to find permanent solutions to excess weight.
People often ask if they can develop a hernia by doing strenuous exercise. We can develop a hernia when we perform activities that increase pressure within the abdominal cavity, causing a tear in the muscles of the abdominal wall. Some physical activities such as lifting heavy weights can result in hernias due to increased pressure within the abdominal cavity. This is often seen during activities that involve sudden twist or change in direction.
Strength training, also known as resistance or weight training, is a form of exercise that focuses on improving muscle strength. When coupled with a protein-rich and low-calorie diet, strength training can result in an aesthetically pleasing sculpted physique (who wouldn’t want that?), but there are a lot more benefits to strength training:
A burning sensation in the chest, sour taste in the mouth, frequent burping, soreness in the throat, and chest pain that may be mistaken for a heart attack are just some of the symptoms that people suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) must deal with on a regular basis (more than twice a week!). Fortunately, most cases of mild GERD can be controlled by taking the following measures: