What causes hernias?
Hernias are the result of a mix of muscle weakness and strain. Based on the underlying cause, a hernia can grow rapidly or over an extensive period of time.
Most common causes of muscle weakness are:
- The inability of the abdominal wall to close appropriately in the womb, which is an inborn defect
- Chronic coughs
- damage due to an injury or surgical operation
The main factors that can strain the body and may result in a hernia, particularly if your muscles are frail, are:
- Being pregnant, which will add more pressure to your mid-region
- Being constipated, which will make you strain while having a bowel movement
- Lifting heavy weights
- Fluid build-up in the belly or ascites
- Abruptly putting on weight
- Surgery in the region
- Persistent coughs or sneezes