Our expert says:
A hernia is caused by a weak spot in the fibrous area between the abdominal muscles. With the operation, the area is stitched close and you have to wait until the area has totally healed before picking up heavy weights again, as it may recur. Do you weigh 108 kg of muscle or are your overweight? Getting rid of unnecessary fat will help to prevent a hernia from recurring. Anything that increases the pressure inside the abdomen can cause the hernia to recur so lifting heavy objects is a risk. You don't have to lie still after the operation but you won't be able to exercise actively with weights for 6 weeks - you will be able to walk, or ride a stationary bicycle, and do light exercises with your arms though.
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