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How do I manage my Velpeau hernia on a daily basis?

To manage your Velpeau hernia symptoms prior to surgery, avoid activities that place pressure on the abdomen such a heavy lifting or frequent bending. Eat healthy meals that are rich in fiber-rich foods to prevent constipation. Maintain a healthy weight to avoid abdominal pressure from excess body weight. Talk to your friends and family about your concerns and symptoms. And, remember to talk to your doctor about any pre- and post-operative instructions.

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