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Is It Acid Reflux or Something More Serious

Many people have experienced acid reflux. Acid reflux is the backflow of stomach acids into the esophagus, and is a common digestive symptom that can occur after a heavy meal, bending over the waist or lying down immediately after eating, or during pregnancy. Most of are so used to this symptom that we don’t realize that it can be a sign of a serious problem.

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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is what we have been hearing from our parents and even nutrition experts for years. Let’s see if this age-old belief holds any truth and if so, how a simple meal can make such a big difference in our overall health

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Can Good Nutrition Save Your Life?

Eating has become such a routine that we don’t stop to think that there are some foods out there that can actually save your life! While most foods that we eat have some form of nutrients that make up our complete balanced diet, there are foods that go beyond just the nutrient provider to protect you from many deadly diseases. These are aptly called superfoods.

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Can Exercise Cause a Hernia?

People often ask if exercise can cause a hernia. A hernia may occur when certain activities increase pressure against the abdominal wall or against a muscle weakness in the abdominal wall. Certain strenuous physical activities and exercise, such as those that involve heavy lifting, pushing or pulling, can cause a hernia due to increased pressure within the abdomen. It most often occurs during sports or activity that requires sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movement.

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3 Big Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a bulge formed when internal organs or tissues push through a weakened area of the abdominal wall. Hernias can cause pain and discomfort. They can also interfere with physical activities. Surgical treatment is often recommended to improve quality of life. Surgical treatment is also necessary to avoid the rare risk of strangulation of bowel. Hernias can be treated with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

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Tips for a Smooth Recovery after Hernia Surgery

Hernia surgeries have a high success rate, but most of this success depends greatly on the steps you take towards recovery. You will be discharged on the same day or the day after depending on the type of surgery performed. The success of hernia surgery greatly depends on the post-op care you take at home. Below are a few pointers on things that you can do before and after surgery to prepare you for the procedure and help in your recovery.

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Marc M. Zare´, MD, FACS

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