Can hernias come back?
Hernias can recur after surgery, so it is important to avoid a recurrence. To help prevent a hernia:
- Avoid physical strain and heavy object lifting.
- Avoid constipation by eating foods high in fibre.
- Stop smoking. A smoker’s cough is not good for a hernia.
- Lose weight and eat a healthy diet.
- Chronic cough or persistent sneezing increase the risk of recurrence.