There are several different types of abdominal hernias: parastomal, incisional and umbilical.
To truly understand the value of the Hernia Helper support belt, it is essential to understand what an abdominal hernia is and why it presents so many daily living challenges for patients. When the abdominal muscles are not able to contain the intestinal tract, it will pop out and lead to a bulge under the skin.
Several years ago, Mr Douglas underwent reconstructive surgery following a colon cancer diagnosis. On release from the hospital, he experienced discomfort as his abdominal muscles were very sore. Coughing was agony. Like many patients, he developed a parastomal hernia. Surgery to repair the hernia was not a realistic solution as it came with the potential for further complications.
He made a temporary girdle-like belt to go around his waist and hold the hernia in place and felt immediate relief. He tried different fabrics and tested each to compare flexibility, comfort and durability. Several months and many attempts later, he had really comfortable strong belt that allowed him to go back to work in an automotive plant.
This simple belt has changed lives. ET Nurses, PSW’s and medical support staff have recommended the Hernia Helper belt to hundreds of their patients and referrals continue.
The biggest difference to this belt over others is that this is designed and made by a hernia and ostomy patient. All the issues that come along with having a hernia and a stoma, they have been considered and this belt addresses those needs.
In short, this is a quality product that can help manage having a hernia and/or a stoma.
If you have any questions, please reach out and we will be delighted to help.