Non-surgical hernia repair
I seem to be susceptible to hernias which really sucks, having been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia age 20 (which I left alone, it's fairly small and hasn't really bothered me since) and now at 31 I most likely have an inguinal hernia (having an ultrasound tomorrow to confirm).
I think the first hernia was brought on by sit-ups in an aerobics class I was doing at the time once a week, and the second has most likely been brought on by my resistance training which I do twice a week, under supervision and guidance of a highly qualified personal trainer.
Needless to say I'd like to avoid surgery if possible. I've heard bad things about the more modern mesh surgery which has been leading to a lot of chronic pain and complications in people. There must be a way to help repair them, and if not completely heal them at least significantly improve them.
Doing a bit of digging around I found some research that indicated if you are genetically predisposed, your gene mutations could be degrading the collagen and elastin in your connective tissue, leading to weaknesses.
Anyone have any experience with hernias, info or thoughts on what could work? Willing to try pretty much anything to avoid surgery! Infra-red, cryotherapy, stem cell therapy, supplements... Surely this can be hacked