Obesity Plays a Big Role
If you are overweight, that puts you at more of a risk for a hernia. This is due to the fact that your abdominal pressure is already high due to your weight. Being overweight not only makes you more prone to a hernia, but it also makes repairing a hernia more complicated. A patient should ideally be under 200 pounds, depending on their height, to fix a hernia. If a patient weighs much more than that, a weight reduction plan usually takes place in order for a smoother surgery repair and to decrease complications post-surgery.