Causes of umbilical hernia in children

Umbilical hernia in infants is congenital or acquired.In the first case it arises from the peculiarities of the anatomical structure of the organism. Many infants observed dysplasia (hypoplasia) of the connective tissue: muscle abdominal wall weak, the skin is not enough flexible.

In the second case, the cause of umbilical hernia can be bloating, constipation, frequent and prolonged crying newborn. As a result of the umbilicus (fibrous ring) closes too slowly, and thus created the prerequisites for the occurrence of hernia.

Symptoms of an umbilical hernia:

Symptom of umbilical hernia in baby seal is convex near the navel that resembles a pea.

Treatment of umbilical hernia:

Range of therapeutic measures is determined depending on the size of the hernia.If the diameter of a pea, «the baby for more than two centimeters, it is necessary to immediately show it to the surgeon — such dimensions require a simple hernia surgery. But often the cost conservative treatment.

First of all, it is necessary to arrange proper child nutrition, combat colic, as well as ensure that the baby was crying as little as possible. In addition, the doctor may prescribe specific exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles, massage.

Their two necessarily lay out on his stomach at least 2-3 minutes 10-15 times a day. Put bright toys near him to have the desire to reach them.Give your child an opportunity to «swim» on a large soft ball, putting his stomach on the ball and gently swaying in different directions.