High cases of Hernia has been found in Kabir, a community in Kanke Local Government area of Plateau State. This was discovered during a routine medical outreach in the area. Hernia a medical condition which leads to a protrusion of muscles through the skin was found to be prevalent in men in the area. Hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall.
Hernia is mostly common in the abdomen, but can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Most hernias are not immediately life threatening, but they don’t go away on their own and can require surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications.