The REAL Truth About Why People Get Hernias (It’s NOT lifting Heavy Things)
I bet you have heard this over the years, “Careful with that, you’ll give yourself a hernia.” Usually in reference to someone lifting something particularly heavy to move.
This is a common misconception about the root cause of hernias. They are not caused by the weight of something or how incorrectly it is maneuvered, but rather the years of wrong lifestyle choices that lead you there. The countless actions which create an internal environment for the hernia to blow out.
Sometimes the most significant factor can actually be low-grade constipation. Yep, years of forcing bowel movements can set up the abdominals so that one wrong movement can cause them to bulge.
What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias are more common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas.
Unknown Causes of Inguinal Hernias:
- Acute constipation
- Chronic constipation
- Straining bowel movements
- Forcing out abdominal gas
- Lifting heavy objects without proper support
- Lifting heavy objects incorrectly
- Too much athleticism
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Too little exercise, especially that which strengthens the abdominal and lower back muscles
- Violent sneezing
- Chronic coughing
- Bending over incorrectly and too frequently
- Long-distance bicycling, and swimming
- Wearing a waist belt too tight
- Any mechanical movement or posture which exerts stress on the abdominal floor
- Chemical contamination of the hernia site tissues in the form of environmental pollution, chemical poisons, food toxins
- Pathogenic micro-organisms which are attracted to the degraded bioterrain
- Constipating foods which slow down the transit time throughout the GI tract
- Foods that trigger an allergic reaction, inflammation, or other type of hyper-reactivity
- Recreational drugs
- Various prescription drugs which weaken the digestive system
- Taking too many nutritional supplements which compromise the digestive process
- Too much red meat and/or other animal food products
- Too much frozen, canned and/or junk food
- Too much mucus-producing food such as dairy, wheat, sugar, and caffeine
- Too much ice water and/or other cold beverages, especially artificially sweetened sodas
- The feeling of being overburdened over the long term
- The sense of having to deal with too many stresses which show no sign of relenting
- Challenges of dealing with a ruptured relationship
- Facing the prospect of losing a job and/or becoming unemployed
- Confronting financial difficulties such as sustained income
- Burdened by debts or other financial commitments
- Loss of a home or other major property
- Crushing responsibilities at home or work
- Being weighed down by an obstacle(s) which cannot be overcome
- Overly preoccupied with a medical condition or health crisis
Electro-pollution and Radiation Causes:
There are numerous facets of both electro-pollution and radiation throughout an individual’s environment and in their geographic area that they live, work and play. 0They can increase your likelihood of developing a hernia.
How to cure a hernia:
The most obvious answer is surgery, but if that route doesn’t tickle your fancy, try meditation, self inquiry, and contemplation. As well as being grateful and always counting your blessings. These activities along with laughing will increase the positive energy in your body and help to eliminate the painful, protruding hernia.