Hernias are a painful condition which occurs due to weakening of the muscles and the subsequent swelling. These occur mostly due to the abdominal muscles weakening either due to age or a pre formed condition. Hernias can either occur due to age or can be present much earlier in life.
Due to this balloon like sac impinging on other organs like the Kidneys, intestines and the navel. Based on its location Based on the location of the hernia, you can classify hernias as – inguinal hernias that are found in the groin, umbilical hernias found at the navel, ventral hernias found on the abdominal wall, incisional hernias present at a previous surgery site and femoral hernias found right above the thigh . Of all the hernias, almost 75% of the people suffer from an inguinal hernia and about 10% suffer from umbilical hernias.
Hernias if let untreated can be fatal.
To know more about Hernias, Nova Specialty Hospitals is holding a Twitter chat with India’s leading laparoscopic and general surgeons, Dr. Sanjay Chatterjee on 19th June, 2014, between 3 – 4 PM, IST.
Here is how you can participate:
1. Follow @NovaSplHospital on Twitter, and like their page on Facebook.
2. Sign in between 3 – 4 pm on 19th June 2014.
3. Tweet your question to us, using the hashtag #AskNova.
4. If you are not on Twitter, you can post your question as a comment on our cover photo on 19th June, 2014.
I am going to be on the Twitter chat as well under my login id @drvikram. Looking forward to seeing you all here.