This ‘Hernia Awareness Month’, let’s unite in the fight against hernia!
Hernia is a condition, which occurs when an organ protrudes into a weak spot in the surrounding muscles or connective tissues. There are many forms of hernia, which are mainly classified by the location and type of organs that are pushing through the muscles. 'June' is observed as the ‘Hernia Awareness Month’ to raise public awareness about this medical condition, and the latest treatment options available. According to a survey, more than 5 million people are suffering from this problem across India. Hernia usually requires a surgery. It can never be cured on its own, and lead to a lot of complications as well. The symptoms of hernia vary from person to person. A burning sensation, a lump or an intermittent bulge are some of the usual symptoms of this disease. Heavy lifting, persistent coughing, pregnancy, weight gain, etc, can put you at risk. One of the premier private healthcare institutes in Kolkata, AMRI Hospitals has come up with special hernia screening packages to offer expert diagnostic services to the people. The packages include ultrasound (whole abdomen) and bilateral groin. Earlier, the Mukundapur unit of AMRI Hospitals had also launched a Hernia Screening Clinic, aimed at safeguarding the lives of the people. The clinic is open five days a week, from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Medical surveys show that Hernia is quite common place in India and anyone can develop it, irrespective of their age and gender. While most hernias aren’t life-threatening, the medical condition can cause severe pain if left untreated. In some cases, the flow of blood to the part of an organ can be cut off due to hernia, which could result in a fatal outcome. This is why it is important to know about hernia and seek quick treatment, in case you experience any symptoms. This ‘Hernia Awareness Month’, let’s unite in the fight against this medical condition! Read more about healthcare.