If you are a hernia patient in Alabama, you may wonder what has caused this sometimes painful condition and what your options are for treatment. The word "hernia" derives from the Latin word for "rupture," and it describes part of an organ or tissue that protrudes from a structure in the body meant to contain it. Hernias most commonly involve the intestines, but other organs may rupture in this manner as well. For example, a hiatal hernia occurs when a part of the stomach protrudes through the opening in the diaphragm that allows access to the esophagus.
Weird Al Yankovic’s parody song entitled “Living With a Hernia” describes hernia agonies in amusing detail. However, there is nothing funny about having a hernia, as you know. When you and other Alabama residents seek treatment for a hernia, repairing the breach with surgical mesh is a likely suggestion. It can help to understand the potential risks before undergoing surgery.