How to Cure Umbilical Hernia after Pregnancy Naturally?
I didn’t know about umbilical hernia after pregnancy until after I got pregnant. After giving birth to my first child, I developed a painless thumb-like protruding on the area around my navel. At first, I thought it was normal and it would disappear within a few days. It was until the second week that I decided to consult my doctor on the issue. Hey, I needed to look “sexy” again, wear a bikini and hit the beach sometimes.
So, what is umbilical hernia? During pregnancy a lot of pressure within the body: with the expansion of the uterus and abdominal muscles. The body tends to push the pressure outwards. There is no other perfect place to relieve this pressure than through the weak abdominal muscles within the umbilical ring. Umbilical hernia is this bulge mostly on the area around your navel.
Causes of umbilical hernia after pregnancy
We all have to wonder; what causes umbilical hernia after pregnancy? During pregnancy, you and your baby are connected through tiny openings on your umbilical cord. Under normal circumstances, these openings close once you give birth. However, this is not always the case. At times these openings may fail to close completely and expose you to risks of umbilical hernia after pregnancy.
When you are in labor and giving birth there is an excess stretch on the abdominal muscles making them weaken and become thin. Hey, if this happens; you are most likely to get umbilical hernia after pregnancy.
Here is the list of activities you do while pregnant that you didn’t know exposes you to umbilical hernia by increasing pressure on your abdominal muscles.( Might actually shock you)
- Previous abdominal surgery
- Fluids in the abdomen
- Chronic sneezing and prolonged coughing
- Lifting heavy weights
- Multiple pregnancies (more than one baby in a single pregnancy or several having more than one pregnancy)
Symptoms of umbilical hernia
There are three major ways that can help you identify if you have umbilical hernia after pregnancy:
A soft protruding (bulge) ranging 1-5 cm becomes visible near your navel. This can be seen under the normal vision and can also be felt when you touch the area. When the blood supply to this region is cut off the color changes from reddish or blue. If you are having this signs then you are likely suffering from umbilical hernia after pregnancy.
You are likely to experience a mild sensation of pain around the affected area. This pain heightens when you have a cough, sneeze, lift relatively heavy objects or even while having sex. In an instance where the blood supply is cut the region becomes tender and rigid.
Severe cases of strangulated umbilical hernia has the following symptoms:
- Mild nausea
- Blood in stool
Natural ways to treat Umbilical hernia after pregnancy
You don’t have to go to the hospital so as to treat umbilical hernia. Here are the natural ways you can use while still at home.
When is surgery recommended?
In the case of severe pain and strangulation (where blood does not flow on the affected area), surgery is recommended. It’s quite an easy procedure that takes not more than 40 minutes and you shall go home on the first day of surgery.
It is my sincere hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. We now know what causes umbilical hernia, what are the symptoms and finally, the treated. What more could we ask for?
I didn’t have any knowledge on umbilical hernia, in fact, I perceived it as normal and that it would disappear with time. My condition became worse and I had to visit my doctor. If I had this knowledge then, I would have avoided going through so much pain as a result of umbilical hernia. On the other hand, you now have the information to see you through your this condition. Please share this article with a friend and don’t forget to leave a comment on the comment box bellow. Thank you.