Article on Women’s Health Highlights Underrepresented Issue of Hernias in Women, Notes Beverly Hills Hernia Center

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The Beverly Hills-based hernia clinic notes that, because hernias in women are far less common than in males, it is very important for doctors and patients to become more aware of their symptoms and causes in women, including those who participate in amateur or professional athletics.

Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center states that Ms. Silva’s experience is far from unusual, and that sharing her hernia experience is important in order to help a great many women be

Dr. Towfigh is one of the nation’s few surgeons specializing in abdominal wall surgery and is widely respected in the medical community for her ability to deal with hernias, their diagnosis, and repair.

In an article published April 21st on The Toast, writer Margaret de Silva, shares her experience of discovering her inguinal hernia and describes the treatment and recovery processes she underwent. She notes that, while men are significantly more likely than women to develop inguinal hernias, a small percentage of women can expect to develop a hernia at some point in their lives – and more women need to be aware of their signs, symptoms, and potential causes.

The author explains that people often engaged in intense physical activities such as weightlifting, can benefit from understanding the hernia risk factors associated with overextending themselves in their workouts. In fact, she believes that her own fitness regimen may have contributed to her hernia, and cautions readers to educate themselves on all potential risk factors. Additionally, she notes that because the way in which hernia symptoms manifest themselves may somewhat mirror other women’s health problems, such as ovarian cysts, they can be more difficult to diagnose. Commenting on this article, hernia specialist Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center states that Ms. Silva’s experience is far from unusual, and that sharing her hernia experience is important in order to help a great many women better understand this health concern.

Dr. Towfigh explains that because these types of hernias are relatively uncommon among women, they are frequently misdiagnosed or even ignored by some physicians. This, of course, can only prolong the patient’s discomfort and allow the condition to worsen, so it is crucial that patients and also physicians better familiarize themselves with the potential causes, symptoms, and outcomes for hernias in women, she notes. In fact, Dr. Towfigh’s awareness that hernia symptoms in women were often going undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in the medical field has marked her career as a leading hernia surgery specialist. From minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, to utilizing the Da Vinci robotic assisted surgery system, Dr. Towfigh notes that she makes use of the latest and most advanced surgical practices in order to minimize patient discomfort and expedite recovery times.

Dr. Towfigh is one of the nation’s few surgeons specializing in abdominal wall surgery and is widely respected in the medical community for her ability to deal with hernias, their diagnosis, and repair. For more information about the work she performs at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, about the leading medical developments she takes part in, or to schedule a consultation with her, interested readers may give her office a call at (310) 358-5020, or visit the practice online at http://www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.

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