LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Shirin Towfigh is not only board certified by the American Board of Surgery, but she is also the only surgeon in the Western United States whose practice is entirely dedicated to treating all types of hernias, hernia symptoms and related complications. Her focus on using various technologies and surgical modalities in treating the area has gone a long way towards making her the nation's single most respected hernia doctor. The main goal of the highly esteemed surgeon is hernia prevention, and potentially bypassing surgery altogether.
A hernia is a general term referring to a protrusion of tissues through a structure or part of an organ – medically, it also known as a 'rupture'. Hernias are unfortunately quite common, and can affect men, women and children – despite a belief among many that they only affect men. This oversight has caused many individuals suffering from hernia to be misdiagnosed, and has also contributed to an overall lack of awareness regarding hernia prevention.
As the premier M.D. in the West focusing on hernia issues, many people come to Dr. Towfigh not only for surgical treatment, but also for advice on how to minimize the risk of suffering from a hernia at some point. Fortunately for them, the renowned hernia specialist is always happy to impart her vast knowledge regarding hernia prevention. In fact, Dr. Towfigh has even simplified her lessons into a few simple steps that she simply refers to as 'The Five Pillars of Hernia Prevention', which are as follows:
- Don't Gain Weight – A person's ideal body mass index should be no more than 25 on a BMI calculator, a goal that can help to avoid hernias and many other health issues.
- Stay Fit and Exercise – In many cases, hernia bulges and symptoms of pain have been reduced simply through a regular exercise regimen.
- Eat a Diet that Prevents Constipation – Hernias can be exacerbated or caused by strain during a bowel movement. Preventing constipation through a high-fiber diet can be instrumental in avoiding the pain of a hernia.
- Treat Coughs Aggressively – If you suffer from allergies or illness, coughs, try to reduce abdominal pressure when coughing.
- Treat any Symptoms Related to an Enlarged Prostate – Straining in order to urinate can lead to hernias, and an enlarged prostate can make urination difficult.
For many, the pain of a hernia can prove to be a frustrating detour from daily life – one that seems to have arisen completely out of the blue. However, by following Dr. Towfigh's Pillars of Hernia Prevention, you can go a long way towards alleviating the frustrations and pain that can stem from hernia issues. For women and men alike looking to prevent or treat a hernia, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Towfigh at 310-358-5020, or via the comprehensive hernia prevention section of www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.
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