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Early treatment of hernias key to preventing complications: Dr. Bhat

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KATHMANDU: Hernia is a medical condition characterized by the abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue.

This can occur in various parts of the body, but most commonly in the abdominal area.

While hernias can be entirely treatable, prompt intervention is crucial to avoid potentially life-threatening complications.

Dr. Pawan Singh Bhat, a gastro surgeon at Mediciti Hospital, emphasizes the importance of early treatment for hernias.

If left untreated, hernias can lead to severe health risks and even death.

Hernia is a condition where a part of the body pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or tissue.

Weakness in the muscle or connective tissue can lead to hernias, and this can be due to aging, congenital factors, or other health conditions.

If a hernia is not treated in time, it can cause pain, complications like strangulation, and even death.

Prevention includes maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding heavy lifting, and managing conditions that increase abdominal pressure.

A conversation with Dr. Bhat highlights the need for awareness about hernias and the importance of seeking timely medical treatment to avoid serious complications. Excerpts:

What kind of disease is hernia?

A hernia is a condition in which an internal organ protrudes through a hole in the muscle or tissue where it shouldn’t be. The herniated area can become swollen and may cause discomfort.