Diastasis Recti - Should I have surgery or let it heal on its own?
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Correcting a diastasis recti
- Neither a ventral hernia nor a diastasis recti will self-correct.
- They are caused by disruption of connective tissue - like stretched elastic.
- Surgery is required to repair both a hernia and a diastasis.
- The surgery is much less complicated for the diastasis.
- The question is what caused it?
- If the cause is not corrected, the diastasis or hernia will recur.
- The usual cause of diastasis in a man is being overweight.
- If you lose weight, the pressure is taken off the abdominal muscle -
- At this point, surgery can be done to repair the muscle.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
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Diastasis Recti - Should I have surgery or let it heal on its wn?
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