Hernia Risks

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Playing
Surgical oncologist Dr. Leslie Memsic explains that a hernia is a tear in the thin layer of tissue overlying the muscle, which allows the intestines to protrude through the tissue. About 2 percent of the population has umbilical hernias, and chances increase with age. Hernias can be caused by heavy lifting, pregnancy, chronic cough and prostate problems.