How Does This Hernia Belt Help My Discomfort?
Wearing a belt for your hernia is a great way to reduce the pain and discomfort you may be feeling from your abdominal hernia. There are many different reasons why wearing a hernia belt can help your pain. Unfortunately, for many individuals suffering from a stomach hernia, the only way to completely get rid of or treat a hernia is by undergoing surgery to remove it. While waiting for your hernia surgery, wearing a ventral hernia support band can help lower the amount of distress your body is experiencing. This belly button hernia pad works directly to apply compression to a hernia preventing it from bulging out of place or becoming worse, which causes more pain.
For those adults looking to recover from hernia surgery, wearing a hernia truss post operation can help hold and protect the incision site. Your stomach will also be considerably weak after enduring stomach surgery, this hernia girdle helps support your stomach muscles and speed up recovery. This belt also lowers the chance of your hernia from recurring after surgery and allows your incision to properly heal. You can wear this belt with or without the pad to provide compression and support to your abdominal wall so your muscles heal properly.
Features of This Abdominal Hernia Belt
Umbilical Hernia Truss Features a Removable Silicone Hernia Pad
The best feature of this herniated bellybutton treatment is that it comes with a hernia pad. This pad is a vital component of the abdominal hernia binder because it has a raised bump, providing maximum compression directly to your hernia. The bump of the hernia pad should be placed above the top of the bulge to hold in your hernia and prevent it from protruding out more. Depending on the severity of your abdominal hernia, this pad can be removed if you’re looking for a light option to your hernia pain.
The pad is comprised of silicone and plastic, surrounded by a thin Lycra cover (85% polyester, 15% spandex). These materials enable the pad to be durable enough to provide maximum support while also being comfortable against your skin. The pad has a washable cover made of terrycloth fabric (100% polyester) so you can wear it beneath your clothes without irritation.
The pad is secured by a Velcro closure, allowing you to remove it and place it anywhere along the hernia diastasis rectus truss. This feature adds customization to the belt because you can move it to the exact location of your hernia.
The many features of this pad help our hernia remedy bandage stand out compared to those you can buy at Walmart, CVS, or other big box stores. If you already have a hernia belt but the pad is getting old or overused, you can buy an extra hernia pad here.
This Belly Button Belt is Quick and Simple to Apply
This men’s naval hernia strap is quick and easy to apply by yourself. You simply place the pad on the belt then wrap the hernia garment around your waist so the removable pad is placed over your hernia. The Velcro closures are great for those who have arthritis in their hands and the simple application also allows you to adjust or tighten the brace if needed.
Ventral Hernia Repair Belt is Made of Lightweight and Breathable Material
This low profile hernia corset is made of nylon and spandex material, so you can hide it beneath or over your clothes, depending on your preference. This medical hernia treatment is also latex free, making it good for those allergic.
Stomach Hernia Belt Has Removable Flexible Spiral Stays to Prevent Rolling
There are two removable stays located on both sides of the female/male elastic hernia belt to prevent any uncomfortable rolling or bunching up of the brace. These stays enable you to wear the brace all day without having to readjust it. If you'd like, you can remove these spiral stays.
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Common Abdominal Hernias: Ventral, Spigelian, Epigastric, Incisional, and Umbilical
Hernias can appear in many different locations, from numerous factors, and in severe/mild degrees and sizes. The most common hernias are inguinal hernias in which the intestine protrudes through the wall into the inguinal canal located in your groin. Aside from this common hernia, hernias can occur in your thighs, stomach, and upper chest area. Although we have braces to help those with a groin hernia, this hernia splint is used to aid hernias in the abdomen region.
What is a Ventral or an incisional hernia?
A ventral hernia occurs when you have a bulge of tissues located in your abdomen wall muscles as a result of muscle weakness. A ventral hernia is commonly referred to as an incisional hernia because many of them are formed after a previous surgery at the incision site. In fact, about 30% of individuals who’ve had surgery to their abdomen develop a hernia, making this type of a stomach hernia extremely common.
Common risk factors include pregnancy, obesity, previous hernias, previous surgeries, family history, frequent lifting, and those who've had lung problems after surgery.
Do you suspect you have a ventral hernia? The symptoms that coincide with such hernias include:
- Bulging (a noticeable lump or mass)
- Aching or pain in your abdomen region
- Stomach swelling
- Symptoms that may take weeks or months to appear
- Sometimes no symptoms arise
What is a Spigelian Hernia?
A spigelian hernia is a rare type of an abdomen hernia forming throughout the spigelian fascia (located below and to the left of your belly button). These are unique as they form not in the fatty tissue of your stomach but in the wall of your muscles.
Common risk factors include trauma, prolonged stress, chronic coughing, obesity, heavy lifting, and heredity.
Many individuals who’ve been diagnosed with a spigelian hernia do not experience any signs or symptoms, making this hernia extremely hard to discover. Some individuals experience:
- Pain that comes and goes
- For some individuals that are considered skinnier, you may be able to feel the lump or bump
- Bowel issues
What is an Umbilical or Paraumbilical Hernia?
Umbilical or paraumbilical hernias are most commonly found in infants and women but can occur in men as well. Umbilical cord hernias occur when your intestine pushes through the muscle directly behind your belly button.
Common risk factors include being overweight, having had frequent pregnancies, multiple gestation pregnancies, fluid in the abdominal cavity, stomach surgery, and a chronic cough.
Navel hernia symptoms include:
- Bulge in your stomach region
- Pain especially when coughing
- Pressure and discomfort
What is an Epigastric Hernia?
An epigastric hernia occurs when fat pushes through a weak portion of your stomach or belly known as the peritoneum. Epigastric hernias typically are located in the middle of the belly between the breastbone and belly button. Many of these hernias are present at birth but don’t appear until later in life, also known as a reducible hernia.
Common risk factors for both a man and woman include obesity, muscle weakness, hereditary, and strain.
Individuals with an epigastric hernia experience the following symptoms:
- Pain in upper belly
- Bulge in your abdomen wall
- Typically no symptoms at all
If I’m Obese, Am I More Prone to a Herniated Belly Button?
Those that are considered overweight or obese are prone to many different negative health effects such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, heart issues, and overall body/back pains. Aside from those conditions, being plus size also makes you more susceptible to developing abdomen hernias. Being a large individual increases the amount of strain and tension that is placed directly on the stomach walls. When these muscles are overworked, this can result in them becoming weak - leading the development of a hernia.
Wondering if you’re considered obese? Use this easy test to help determine your current body mass index. Check out our wide selection of plus size braces for many different types of injuries and conditions to help ease your pain.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Umbilical Hernia Belt
What conditions does this hernia belt treat?
This truss belt helps give relief to those suffering from abdominal hernias such as umbilical, ventral, spigelian, epigastric, and incisional hernias. It’s also a great tool for those wanting or needing to postpone their hernia procedure.
How do I know which size to get?
Using a fabric tape measure, measure the circumference around your body at the location of your hernia. This hernia corset fits body circumferences of 28” up to 60”.
How do I put on the brace?
Position the surgical pad on the inside of the belt based on the location of your hernia. Next, wrap the hernia band around your body and secure the Velcro closure. Adjust the position of the pad as needed; the pad should put pressure directly on your hernia. The two supportive stays on the sides can be removed if you wish. (Check the application pictures above if you have any questions)
How do I adjust the hernia pad?
To adjust the location, simply remove the silicone pad that is secured by Velcro closures and place it right on top of your hernia region.
What is the height of the belt?
This abdominal wrap is 5” tall.
What materials is this hernia brace made of?
Belt: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Pad: Silicone with Polyester cover
Soft Removable Pad Cover: Lycra and Terrycloth fabric (85% Polyester, 15% Spandex).
All components are latex-free.
Can I wash the brace?
Before washing, remove both of the spiral stays and the soft fabric cover of the hernia pad. Hand wash the belt and fabric cover of the hernia pad in warm water with mild soap. Lay flat to air-dry. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.