June is National Hernia Awareness Month. A hernia is a bulge in the abdomen formed by a hole or weakness in the tissue, and can happen in different areas of the body. There are also different causes. For one, a hernia can happen when a stoma is created. Hernias can be quite painful if left untreated, and can prevent people from doing things they love. However, having one does not have to worsen your quality of life – if you manage it properly, it shouldn’t affect your day-to-day at all. It’s important that we acknowledge people that have hernias, because there are more than you think! Almost one million hernia surgeries per year are done in the United States alone (Hartford Healthcare). We at Nightingale are here to help you find the right hernia products to help you live your best life.
Some of the products that Nightingale offers are hernia belts for added support during strenuous work or activities, and special undergarments. Undergarments are again good for providing support and comfort, and can also prevent growth of the existing hernia. Check out our hernia belts by clicking here and undergarments by clicking here.