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Can a diaphragmatic hernia be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Diaphragmatic hernias can occur in any developing fetus and do not have specific preventative measures. The condition and it affects one out of every 2,200 to 5,000 births. Hiatal hernias, on the other hand, can be avoided by limiting smoking and by eating sensibly.

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