Trying wrote:Thanks. Im reading alot on the surgery but was curious if weight loss worked for anyone. Maybe its there and i just missed it. Thank you for replying
I too have a parastomal hernia. Weight loss will not help reduce it, maybe a bit, but nothing really noticeable. BUTT weight loss will help prevent it from coming back or possible getting larger.
I am not over weight, butt I did have an open surgery to remove my tumor, and most importantly I power walk. My surgeon feels my power walking is probably the biggest contributor to my hernia. Butt walking is probably one of the most important things I do to my body so I'm under doctor's orders not to stop power walking.
If you are thinking about getting the surgery to repair the hernia and if you are overweight, consider getting the weight off first.