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National Hernia Awareness Month

National Hernia Awareness Month is observed each June to raise public awareness about hernias and effective treatment. Most people don’t understand what a hernia is or what causes one.

The purpose of National Hernia Awareness Month is to raise the public knowledge of the warning signs and latest treatment options available regarding hernias. It is estimated that more than 5 million people have some type of hernia, but only 750,000 people per year seek medical attention. Concerns about and pain associated with hernias can prevent people from engaging in activities that they normally love to do and ignoring symptoms can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. Although the treatment for a hernia us