Hernias: Causes and Prevalence

Hernias are just holes or defects and they occur in many different places of the body most common areas. People can usually get them in the abdominal wall, the diaphragm and the groin, among others.

Dr. Michael Gonzalez Ramos, General Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, also says the reason why they occur is because of increased pressure in the abdomen. He adds about 25% of males, at some point of their lives, will have a hernia. The incidents in females are a little lower about 2 to 3 %.

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