Hernia Surgeon in Hyderabad
Apollo Spectra provides world-class hernia surgery in Hyderabad. A hernia is a condition wherein an organ pushes through the tissue pr muscle holding it in place. An example of this would be intestines pushing through weakened muscles of the abdominal wall. While hernias occur most commonly in the abdominal region, they can also appear in the groin, upper thigh or near the belly button. Hernias are not usually severe threats to life, but they do need medical attention to make them go away. In serious cases, surgery is required to prevent fatal complications.
70% of hernias occur in the abdomen when the intestines push through abdominal walls. This is called an inguinal hernia. Other types of this ailment include a hiatal hernia, which is a protrusion of the stomach through the diaphragm cavity, incisional hernia which is a protrusion through incision scars from recent surgery, and umbilical hernia which occurs in children, where the protrusion is near the belly button.
Whether or not treatment is required for a hernia depends on units symptoms. Common symptoms include bulging near the affected area, pain and discomfort in the affected region, and a burning or gurgling sensation. In some cases, there are no symptoms and a hernia is only discovered during routine physical exams. Your doctor may choose to simply monitor a hernia for some time to look out for any possible complications. The most widely recommended treatment options are lifestyle modifications, medication, and in extreme cases, hernia surgery in Hyderabad.
Lifestyle modifications, like changes in one’s diet, can often remedy the symptoms of a hiatal hernia, but cannot make it go away entirely. If opting for lifestyle changes, start avoiding heavy meals, as well as bending over or lying down immediately after a meal, and also work towards maintaining a healthy body weight. Exercise can help strengthen the muscles surrounding the hernia site and provide some relief from symptoms. However, too much strain can increase the pressure on the affected area, thus causing the hernia to bulge further. Therefore, it is crucial to consult a doctor or physical therapist before commencing any such exercises. Foods that cause heartburn or acid reflux, like anything spicy or citrus based, should also be avoided. Giving up cigarettes can also go a long way in reducing the severity of a hernia.
In the case of a hiatal hernia, certain prescription medications and over-the-counter pills can help reduce the acidic content in the stomach, thus relieving the pain and providing symptom relief. Such medications include antacids, proton pump inhibitors and H-2 receptor blockers.
If a hernia is getting worse with time and causing more pain and discomfort, your doctor may decide that operating upon it is the best option available. One way to do so is to sew up the hole in the abdominal wall, which is usually patched up using surgical mesh, preventing any further bulging from the hole. A hernia itself is either treated through laparoscopic or open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery makes use of a tiny camera and miniature equipment which is inserted through tiny incisions. The process is less damaging to the surrounding muscles and tissue cells. Open surgery is more tedious, and the recovery process is a lot longer since it can restrict free movement for up to six weeks after the procedure is complete. In some situations, laparoscopy is not even a suitable option for treatment, like when a hernia may have caused a part of the patient’s intestines to move lower, possibly into the scrotum.
A hernia is a serious condition and must be treated as soon as it is discovered since it could otherwise have dire consequences. A portion of the intestines could get trapped in the abdominal wall, thus obstructing bowel movement, and cause constipation, nausea and severe amounts of pain. Untreated hernias bulge and start to put pressure on nearby tissue and muscles, which causes further swelling and pain. Trapped organs can even lose their oxygen supply from strangulation and thus contract infections or even die. A strangulated hernia is almost always fatal and can lead to death if not treated right away.
To protect against hernias, it is crucial to avoid disintegration of muscle and tissue cells, which can be done by reducing strain on the body, maintaining healthy body weight, not smoking, avoiding straining during urination, and by avoiding weights and any lifting that is too heavy. Signs must not be ignored, rather reported to a doctor immediately, since a hernia is most effectively and easily treated in its early stages. Need hernia surgery in Hyderabad? Book your appointment today!