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What should I know to care for someone with a hernia?

When caring for someone with a hernia, remember that their hernia can affect them physically, emotionally, and mentally. Physical activity can trigger twitches of pain or even cause a hernia to grow larger. Adopting different lifestyle choices to manage hernia symptoms can also difficult. It's important to provide emotional support as they adjust to their hernia symptoms. When surgery is necessary, talking to their doctor about any pre- and post-operative care instructions is a good way to help them manage their concerns and recovery.

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